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Transcript of Cleopatra
was established. Cleopatra
born. 323 B.C. 69 B.C. 51 B.C. King Ptolemy XII died, leaving the throne to Cleopatra VII at 18 year old and Ptolemy XIII at 10 year old. As the will said that they had to get married to rule Egypt. Over the years they faced many issues like money, weather, famine ,and a war for the throne of Egypt.
Julius Caesar Romance
41 B.C. Cleopatra's
love of her life
Marc Anthony In 41 B.C., Marc was next to rule Rome after the murder of Caesar.
In 31 B.C., Cleopatra and Marc tried to defeat Octavian without success forcing them to go back to Egypt.
Marc Anthony and Cleopatra had a set of twins named Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene. Casear went looking for his rival Pompey at Egypt, where he met Cleopatra and got in love.
The origin of the dynasty was greek. The founder was Ptolemy I Soter, a general that accompanied the Alexander the Great in their quest. They preserved their culture and language, but respected the egyptian cults. Only Cleopatra identified herself with the people and spoke egyptian. 48 B.C. Cleopatra got access to enough soldiers to dethrone her brother. After Caesar defeated Ptolemy's military at the battle at the Nile. Caesar helped Cleopatra to get the throne. Ptolemy XIII fled and drowned at the Nile River. She had to marry another brother for a formality. In 41 B.C.Cleopatra and Caesar had a son named Caesarion. Caesar never consider him his descendant. Cleopatra went to Rome with Caesar and their son, but they returned to Egypt after the assassination of Caesar on 41 B.C.
On the year 44-30 Cleopatra named Caesarion co-ruler. Antony returned to the battlefield,he was false informed that the queen was dead. After he heard about the news he devoted suicide by stabbing himself with a sword. 30 B.C. When Cleopatra heard that her husband had died she committed suicide by being bitten by a Egyptian Asp. She died on August 12,30 B.C. they both got buried together as they commanded.
Caesarion was murdered by Octavian command 11 days after the death of his mother. Bibliography http://www.biography.com/people/cleopatra-vii-9250984 EgiptoMania
1997,Editorial Planeta DeAgostini,S.A.,Barcelona " I will not be triumphed over." Cleopatra VII
Queen of Egypt