Did You Know?

Did You Know?

“When Cleopatra was born at the end of 70 or the beginning of 69 BC, Egypt had already been a united nation, under its Pharaohs, for over three thousand years, and the Macedonian, Greek-speaking dynasty of the Ptolemies to which she herself belonged had been ruling the country since the death of Alexander the Great in 323. As for Rome, its huge Mediterranean empire was reeling into the last turbulent phase of the Republic. The orator Cicero, who came to dislike Cleopatra very much, was thirty-seven; Caesar, who did not share his view, was thirty; Antony was about thirteen.”

Cleopatra – Michael Grant

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