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 Cleopatra VII of Egypt Summary
Cleopatra VII Philopator (in Greek:Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ; January 69 BC – August 12 30 BC), later Cleopatra Thea Neotera Philopator kai Philopatris, was queen of Ptolemaic Egypt, the last member of the Ptolemaic dynasty and hence the last Hellenistic ruler of Egypt.
Cleopatra was a co-ruler of Egypt with her father (Ptolemy XII Auletes), her brothers/husbands Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV and later her son Ptolemy XV Caesarion.
She reigned as Queen Cleopatra and Pharaoh between 51 and 30 BC, and died at the age of 39 from the venom of an asp.
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  BBC - History - Cleopatra VII (51 - 30 BC)
Cleopatra VII - 'Cleopatra, Thea Philopator, Philadelphus, Thea Neotera, Regina Regum Filiorum Regum' - was the 16th ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty, reigning over Egypt from 51-30 BC, during the Ptolemaic period.
Facing defeat, legend has it that Cleopatra turned and fled taking her treasure with her, yet recent reinterpretations of the events suggest that she was probably escaping as part of a planned manoeuvre rather than as an act of cowardice.
Antony, seeing that Cleopatra was making her escape, decided to abandon his fleet and follow her as she made for Egypt, where they continued to live for nearly a year.
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 Cleopatra VII
Cleopatra VII's father was Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos "Auletes", who began his rule of Egypt in 80 B.C. He was not well respected and thought weak, as is exhibited by his popular nickname "Auletes", which means "flute-player" in Greek.
Cleopatra VII's mother could possibly be Cleopatra V Tryphaena, who either died or disappeared in 68 B.C., right after Cleopatra VII's birth in 69 B.C. Cleopatra VII had two older sisters, Cleopatra VI and Berenice IV, and one younger sister, Arsinoe IV.
Cleopatra, outside the city, knew it was imperative that she get to Caesar and have him hear her side of the story.
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 Cleopatra VII Thea Neotera
Cleopatra VII Philopator (ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑ, December, 70 BC or January, 69 BC–August 12?, 30 BC) was queen of ancient Egypt.
Cleopatra VII was Greek and born in Egypt, took the throne alone at the death of her father Ptolemy XII in spring 51 BC.
Cleopatra was present with a fleet of her own, but when she saw that Antony's poorly equipped and manned ships were losing to the Romans' superior vessels, she took flight.
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 Cleopatra VII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cleopatra's legendary powers of seduction were likely due to her charisma, intelligence, and personality, rather than physical beauty.
Cleopatra was the name of the seven queens of ancient Egypt's Ptolemaic dynasty.
Cleopatra surrendered and sought to establish a relationship with Octavian.
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Cleopatra the seventh was the last pharaoh of Egypt for the Ptolemy Dynasty and for the history of all Egyptian pharaohs.
Cleopatra VII was born in the year 69 BC and committed suicide in the year 30 BC at the age of 39 years old.
Cleopatra VII and Julius Caesar had become lovers during that time of battle between Caesar and Cleopatra and Ptolemy XIII.(Daughter of the Pharoah, 1-2) After the decision of joint government with her husband and younger brother, Ptolemy XIV, had been made, Cleopatra made the decision to live in Rome as Caesar's mistress.
www.ccds.charlotte.nc.us /History/Egypt/03/andrews/andrews.htm   (993 words)

 Queen Cleopatra
Cleopatra was born in 69 B.C. in Alexandria.
Cleopatra came to the throne after death of her two elder sisters and after death of her father whom was much hated by the Egyptian and had fled to Rome several years before.
Two pricks were found on Cleopatra's arm, and it was believed that she had allowed herself to be bitten by an asp (a kind of poisonous snake).
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 Cleopatra VII
Cleopatra VII was born in 69 BC in Alexandria, Egypt.
According to Egyptian law, Cleopatra was forced to have a consort, who was either a brother or a son, no matter what age, throughout her reign.
Cleopatra and Antony's son, Ptolemy Philadelphos was named King of Syria and Asia Minor at the age of two.
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 Cleopatra VII,s Family Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cleopatra was born in 69 BC in Alexandria, Egypt.
Cleopatra VII's father was Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos "Auletes", who began his rule of Egypt in 80 B.C. He was not well respected and thought weak, as is exhibited by his popular knicknamed "Auletes", which id Greek for "flute-player"
Cleopatra and Ptolemy XIII ruled jointly and did marry, though it was a marriage solely in law.
waltm.net /cleopara.htm   (334 words)

 Royalty.nu - History of Egypt - Cleopatra VII, the Last Pharaoh
Cleopatra VII was born in 69 BC in Alexandria, which was then the capital of Egypt.
Cleopatra was afraid to open the door because of the approach of Octavian's army, but she and her two serving women let down ropes from a window and pulled him up.
Two pricks were found on Cleopatra's arm, and it was believed that she had allowed herself to be bitten by an asp (a kind of poisonous snake) that was smuggled in with the figs.
www.royalty.nu /Africa/Egypt/Cleopatra.html   (3637 words)

 Cleopatra VII the Last of the Great Macedonian Monarchs
Cleopatra VII, one of five siblings, was born in 69 BC.
Cleopatra, however, was not discouraged and had dreams of great glories, the kind that would rival those of Alexander the Great.
Cleopatra was brilliant, strong-willed, quick-witted, and fluent in nine languages.
www.mymacedonia.net /cleopatra/cleopatra.htm   (2417 words)

 Egypt: Tour Egypt Monthly: Queens of Egypt, part III - Celopatra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cleopatra was that last sovereign of the Macedonian dynasty, and though with no Egyptian blood, she proclaimed herself as "Daughter of Ra", the "Sun God of Egypt".
Cleopatra supported the later by a fleet of 50 ships and 500 men, which was not accepted by the Alexandrians.
Cleopatra was hailed as "Queen of the Queens" and Caesarion as "King of the Kings".
www.touregypt.net /magazine/mag04012001/magf4.htm   (2127 words)

 Amazon.ca: Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile: Books: Kristiana Gregory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cleopatra is the daughter of King Ptolemy, and is a princess of Egypt, along with her sisters Tryphaena, Berenice, and Arsinoe.
Cleopatra is left alone to fight a silent battle for survival while her evil, powermongering older sister Tryphaena hopes to overthrow their father from the throne and take the ruling from him.
Cleopatra VII Daughter of the Nile is a very good book for the people that like to know things about Egypt.
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 Cleopatra VII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cleopatra was a co-ruler of Egypt with her father (Ptolemy XII Auletes), her brothers/husbands Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV, consummated a liaison with Gaius Julius Caesar that solidified her grip on the throne, and, after Caesar's assassination, aligned with Mark Antony, with whom she produced twins.
Cleopatra was a direct descendant of Alexander's general, Ptolemy I Soter, son of Arsinoe and Lacus, both of Macedon.
"Cleopatra" is Greek for "father's glory," and her full name, Cleopatra Thea Philopator, means "the Goddess Cleopatra, the Beloved of Her Father." She was the third daughter of the king Ptolemy XII Auletes, probably born to her father's sister, making her third in line to rule after her two other sisters died.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cleopatra_VII_of_Egypt   (2617 words)

 Cleopatra VII
Cleopatra VII was born in 69 B.C. in Alexandria the capital of Egypt and was the Macedonian Queen of Egypt from 51 to 30 B.C. Her father was Egypt's pharaoh, Ptolemy XII, nicknamed Auletes.
Cleopatra contributed 60 of her own ships to the battle, but in the end, Octavian won and Antonius was killed.
Cleopatra awaited in her elegant tomb for Octavian's forces to enter Egypt and when they did in 30 B.C., she committed suicide by the bite of an asp.
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Cleopatra VII (ruled 51-30 BC) was illustrious, intelligent and politically astute, and was reputedly the only Ptolomaic ruler to have actually learnt the Egyptian language.
Cleopatra's links with Rome were first forged through Pompey, who had been appointed as her guardian on the death of her father.
He married Cleopatra according to the Egyptian rite (a letter quoted in Suetonius suggests this), although he was at the time married to Octavia Minor, the sister of Octavian.
www.egyptologyonline.com /cleopatra.htm   (1179 words)

 History of Alexandria: Cleopatra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
As children, Cleopatra and her siblings wittnessed the defeat of their guardian, Pompey, by Julius Caesar in a duel.
Cleopatra was watching in silence, and when Mark Antony seemed to prevail, she supported him and, shortly after, they too became lovers.
Cleopatra was captured and taken to him, and the Roman Emperor had no interest in any relation, reconciliation, or even negotiation with the Egyptian Queen.
ce.eng.usf.edu /pharos/alexandria/History/cleo.html   (716 words)

 Bronze coin of Cleopatra VII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cleopatra VII (reigned 51-30 BC) was the last ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt.
One of Caesar's rewards to Cleopatra for her hospitality in Egypt was the restoration to her kingdom of the island of Cyprus, which had been detached by Rome a few years earlier.
On the front of the coin is an idealized portrait of Cleopatra as Aphrodite, the goddess of love, with her son by Caesar, Caesarion, as Eros in front of her.
www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk /compass/ixbin/goto?id=OBJ4410   (261 words)

 Royal Diaries: Cleopatra VII
Cleopatra's sisters are strangled or beheaded as they try to wrestle royal position from their weak father.
Cleopatra's future - along with her father's - becomes embroiled with Rome and its leaders when father and daughter flee Egypt to beseech Julius Caesar's help in rescuing their nation from Tryphaena's grasp.
Cleopatra understood her destiny, that she or one of her siblings would inherit the throne of Egypt.
www.scholastic.com /dearamerica/parentteacher/guides/royaldiaries/cleo.htm   (2025 words)

 Cleopatra of Egypt : From History to Myth
Cleopatra secured her place in history by living a dramatic life at a pivotal point in time.
Cleopatra conducted herself as a great queen who could maintain stability at home and command respect on the world stage.
Cleopatra posed a grave danger to Caesar's successor, Octavian, who rallied hostility against his enemy by portraying her as an immoral woman who threatened Roman society.
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 Cleopatra VII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cleopatra was generally pictured as a distinct African woman, dark in color.
Born in 69 B.C., Cleopatra came to the throne that she shared with her brother, Ptolemy XIII, when she was 18 years old.
Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt, has come down to us through twenty centuries, as the perfect example of the seductive art in woman.
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 Amazon.com: Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile, Egypt, 57 B.C. (The Royal Diaries): Books: Kristiana Gregory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cleopatra is much disappointed at her father for she thinks he is very cowardly as he has attracted a drinking problem.
Cleopatra has two sisters, Berenice, who is eight years older and very nice, and Tryphaena, who is as "mean and snappish as a crocodile." Whilist Cleopatra and her father are in Rome, Tryphaena takes over the throne and sends them a message that if they ever set foot in Egypt again, they will be beheaded.
When Cleopatra's father is awoken by a hissing sound in his room, he is frightened to see a fl adder in the striking position, while his favorite slave jumps on the adder to save the pharaoh, his slave is bitten and killed, then the snake got away.
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 Cleopatra VII
Cleopatra VII is the most famous and most studied woman of antiquity.
was intended to recall Cleopatra Thea, the Ptolemaic queen of Syria (as in: "the younger Cleopatra Thea").
Most likely, it should be dated to their meeting at Antioch in winter 37/6, when Antony acknowledged Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene as his children, and made donations to Cleopatra, and she took on new titles and inaugurated a new era.
www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk /Egypt/ptolemies/cleopatra_vii.htm   (3538 words)

 Cleopatra VII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cleopatra, or more precisely, Cleopatra VII, was the daughter of Ptolemy XI Auletes, king of Egypt.
On her father's death in 51 BC Cleopatra, then about 17 years old, and her brother, Ptolemy XII, a child of about 12 years, succeeded jointly to the throne of Egypt with the provision that they should marry.
Cleopatra's life has formed the basis for many literary works, the most notable of which are the plays Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare, All for Love by the English dramatist John Dryden, and Caesar and Cleopatra by the British playwright George Bernard Shaw.
www.distinguishedwomen.com /biographies/cleopatr.html   (518 words)

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