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Cleopatra: The Egyptian Queen: The Entire Life Story

Narrated by: Lizzie Richards
Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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Cleopatra VII Philopator was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, nominally survived as pharaoh by her son Caesarion. She was also a diplomat, naval commander, polyglot, and medical author. As a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, she was a descendant of its founder, Ptolemy I Soter, a Macedonian Greek general and companion of Alexander the Great.

Inside you’ll learn about:

  • Rome comes to Egypt
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Caesar and Cleopatra
  • Assassination
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • An Alexandrian idyll
  • Dusk approaches
  • And much more!

Julius Caesar maintained a private affair with Cleopatra that produced a son, Caesarion (Ptolemy XV). When Caesar was assassinated, Cleopatra attempted to have Caesarion named as his heir, but this fell instead to Caesar's grandnephew Octavian. In the Liberators' civil war Cleopatra sided with the Roman Second Triumvirate formed by Octavian, Mark Antony, and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. Cleopatra had an affair with Antony that would eventually produce three children: Alexander Helios, Cleopatra Selene II, and Ptolemy Philadelphus. Octavian's forces invaded Egypt and defeated those of Antony, leading to his suicide. When Cleopatra learned that Octavian planned to bring her to Rome for his triumphal procession, she committed suicide by poisoning, the popular belief being that she was bitten by an asp.

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This is an amazing book. I got it as a Christmas gift to my girlfriend and she absolutely loved it. Not only it has great information from a history's perspective, but the author has such a dark humor that makes the book much more worthy