Cleopatra: "Queen of Kings"

Erika Denen

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Biography

  • Name: Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator
  • Born: 69 B.C. in Alexandria, Egypt
  • Died: August 12, 30 B.C in Alexandria, Egypt
  • She died when she was 39 with being the last Macedonian dynasty ruler.
  • Cleopatra was the queen of Egypt
  • She became queen when she was 17 in 51 B.C.

History of Cleopatra

  • Her family ruled for hundreds of years of Egypt.
  • She beat five siblings out of throne to become queen at 17.
  • She also wanted to take over the world with Mark Antony that ended in war called the Battle of Actium.
  • She was queen for 21 years.
  • Cleopatra married her 10 year old brother, Ptolemy XIII.

Interesting Facts

  • Cleopatra's family ruled Egypt for hundreds of years and she was the last Macedonian dynasty ruler.
  • She become queen at 18 and was queen for 21 years.
  • She had a relationship with Julius Caesar, but it had to be secret and had a son with him.
  • Cleo married Mark Antonius (Antony) in secret and had a set of twin girls and a son with him.
  • She married her brother.
  • In order to get what she wanted, she would use sexuality to get it.
  • Cleo had five siblings and beat all five of them for power.
  • She was captured by Octavian because he wanted power over Egypt.

Significance

  • She was the last active Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.
  • She was queen of Egypt and wanted more power and to rule the world with Mark Antony.
  • Cleo married Mark Antonius (Antony) in secret.
  • She had a relationship with Julius Caesar, but it had to be a secret also.
  • Cleopatra understood what power was and knew how to pick the men. She chose to be with powerful men.

Death

  • She died from a poisoned hairpin.
  • Cleopatra had 2 marks on her wrist from her hairpin.
  • Poison trade was big business in Egypt and the flowers: aconite, henbane, and hemlock are poisonous flowers.

Vocabulary

  • Ambitious- An earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth, and the willingness to strive for its attainment
  • Asp-A very, very poisonous snake
  • Mausoleum- A burial place for the bodies or remains of many individuals, often of a single family, usually in a form of a small building
  • Nook- A corner, as in a room
  • Cranny- A small, narrow opening in a wall, rock, etc.; chink; crevice; fissure