Cleopatra

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Biography

Cleopatra was the Queen of Egypt.


She was the for 21 years.


Born: 69 BC, Egypt


Died: August 12th, 30 BC


Cleopatra was 39 years old when she died.

Timeline

69 BC - Cleopatra was born


51 BC - Cleopatra becomes queen of Egypt


44 BC - Julius Caesar dies


31 BC - The battle of Actium


30 BC - Cleopatra dies

History

Cleopatra was only 18 years old when she became the queen of England. She had a relationship with a Roman Leader named Julius Caesar, and even had a child with him named Caesarion. Their relationship ended when Julius was assassinated. Cleopatra ended up secretly marrying another Roman Leader named Mark Antony. They had three children named Cleopatra Selene, Alexander Helios, and Ptolemy Philadelphus. The Romans engaged a war against Cleopatra and Mark. Cleopatra and Mark were defeated in the battle of Actium but survived.


After the war, they split up to increase their chances of survival. She hid in a mausoleum with her hair dresser and lady-in-waiting. Mark received a message saying that Cleopatra died, so he stabbed himself in the stomach. Later, he received another message saying that Cleopatra was fine. Mark wanted to see Cleopatra, so he had two carry him to the mausoleum she was hiding in. Before, Mark got to the mausoleum, Cleopatra received a message saying that Mark was dead. When Mark go t to the tomb,Cleopatra thought it was a trick so she didn't open the door. The two other women who were with her, saw Mark through the window. They threw a rope down to him and hoisted him up. Cleopatra was able to see Mark die in her arms. Cleopatra ended up being caught by the Roman and was placed "palace arrest". One night Cleopatra was having a slumber party and the Romans received message from her being asked to be buried next to Mark Antony. When the Romans went to Cleopatra's room, she was found dead because of a poisoned hairpin.

Poisonous Plants in Egypt

The Disease

The death of Cleopatra was cause by a poisonous flower that was attached to her hairpin. Today, if someone ingested poison, they call poison control (1-800-222-1222) and be taken to the hospital to get medical help.

The Significance of Cleopatra

The significance of Cleopatra story is that its a lot like Romeo and Juliet. Like Romeo and Juliet, they were both lovers who were secretly married. Both of them were split apart. And at the end of both stories, they committed suicide by drinking poison and stabbing one self.

Vocabualry

* Mausoleum: a building, housing a tomb or tombs


* Dagger: a short knife with a pointed and edged blade, used as a weapon.


* Aconite: a poisonous plant that is part of the buttercup family.


* Hoist: to raise, by means of rope or pulleys


* Lady-in-waiting: a woman who attends the princess or queen