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Who Is Cleopatra?

Cleopatra, formally known as Cleopatra VII Philopator was the famous Egyptian who was well known for her beauty and sex appeal that captured two of the world’s most powerful men, Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. Behind her beauty is actually a brave woman who fought hard to retain Egypt’s independence over the Roman Empire.

Cleopatra is a descendant of the Ptolemaic dynasty that ruled Egypt after the death of Alexander the Great. She was the last pharaoh of Egypt but she was in fact not an Egyptian. Cleopatra was a Greek but she was passionate about providing the people of Egypt with the needed welfare and services. She was a well-educated woman who employs intelligent tactics to keep her dynasty survive despite the risk of Roman invasion.

Cleopatra had a relationship with Julius Caesar and eventually they had a son, which Cleopatra named Caesarion. Her relationship with Julius Caesar enabled her to hold tight to her thrown. After the assassination of Julius Caesar, Cleopatra joined forces with Marc Antony, believing that joining forces with the Antony is better than giving in to Roman rule which was at that time governed by the legal heir of Julius Caesar, known later as Augustus. Cleopatra has three children with Marc Antony.

When Marc Antony lost the battle with the Octavian Order, he committed suicide believing that Cleopatra was also killed. Cleopatra upon hearing the defeat of Antony also committed suicide through an asp bite. Following her death is the subjugation of Egypt under the Roman Empire.

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