By Ron Miller
Through the years, performs, poetry, video clips, and tv have portrayed Cleopatra as an bold girl who used her attractiveness to seduce robust males. yet is that this the true Cleopatra? This e-book exhibits how she used her intelligence, character, and force in a sad try to repair Egypt to the greatness it had recognized lower than the nice pharaohs of previous.
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Cleopatra and Ptolemy were promoted to senior rulers, although because of Ptolemy’s age the eunuch Pothinus acted as regent on his behalf, along with two other “advisors,” Theodotus and a half-Greek general named Achillas. In the king’s name, they made the decisions that dictated the daily operation of the nation. Cleopatra made it very clear that she considered herself the sole ruler of Egypt. She quickly dropped Ptolemy’s name from official documents, regardless of the Ptolemaic custom dictating that her brother would be the senior ruler.
It was here Cleopatra received her education. Afterward, dessert would consist of such traditional Grecian treats as fresh or dried fruit, figs, raisins, and honey cakes. Since Egypt had been the first land to develop beekeeping, honey was plentiful and would have been an important ingredient in the palace cuisine. Egyptian farmers would have also provided grapes, pomegranates, palm nuts, and almonds. Cleopatra’s father, Ptolemy XII, was neither a particularly commendable human being nor a very good pharaoh, but he had at least one respectable characteristic: he did not stint on his children’s education.
Forced to flee Rome, she returned to Egypt and waited before carefully allying herself with the winners of the Roman civil war. petition written by the senators, asking him to return their power to them. Mark Antony, a Roman politician and general who, as a military commander and administrator, was an important supporter of Julius Caesar, learned of the plot the night before from a terrified Liberatore named Servilius Casca. Fearing the worst, he hurried to warn Caesar. The senators, however, intercepted Caesar before he reached the senate chamber and directed him to an adjoining room.
Cleopatra (Ancient World Leaders) by Ron Miller