Cleopatra

June 2, 2012 | In: Famous Women in history


When you think about famous women who changed the Roman Empire, the first name that comes through your mind isn’t a roman name, but an Egyptian one: that name is Cleopatra.

Cleopatra became Cleopatra the 7th of Egypt at the age of 18, after the killing of her father, Ptolomeus XII. However, it’s an interesting thing that most of the Egyptian rulers didn’t die by normal deaths. Many were killed by their poisoned food or drink.

First of all, I think it’s mandatory to say that back then, Cleopatra was considered to be the most beautiful woman on earth. Of course, it’s not a unanimous opinion. Pascal said that the planet wouldn’t be the same if Cleopatra had a smaller nose. Frankly, there wasn’t any reliable source that showed us what kind of nose she had.

Another interesting thing about this dynasty is that Cleopatra was married with her brother, Ptolomeus XIII. As you can imagine, it wasn’t a happy marriage.

I’m sure you know about the famous love story between her and Caesar, with whom she had a child, named Cezarion. After the death of Caesar, Cleopatra found her love in the hands of Caesar’s general, Marc Anthony. Their love was on of the most powerful in ancient history. Marc Anthony was always on the road between Rome and Alexandria, but that didn’t make their love vanish. Soon after they met, Cleopatra gave birth to twins.

Marc Anthony soon got in a conflict with Rome’s officials. They immediately attacked Egypt. When Cleopatra’s Castle was sieged, she managed to kill herself, no one knows really how. The most plausible story is that she was bitten by a venomous


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