Essay on Bridget Baysinger Cleo

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Bridget Baysinger
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Cleopatra VII, was a queen of ancient Egypt and the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. She is one of the most famous Female rulers in history. Her full name is Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator. The name Cleopatra is derived from the Greek name (Kleopatra) which meant “she who comes from glorious father “ or glory of the father” in the feminine form. She had two older sisters, Cleopatra VI and Berenice IV as well as a younger sister, Arsinoe IV. Also she has two younger brothers, Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV. She was born in Egypt, In c. 69 BCE. Embroiled in the internal politics of the Roman Empire , she was the lover of both Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony. Her beauty in itself was so striking that it stunned the people. But the, inescapable impression produced by daily contact with her. Her attractiveness in the persuasiveness of her talk, and the character that surrounded her conversation was stimulating. It was a pleasure hearing the sound of her voice they say. She was strong – willed and determined. She knew how to get her way by manipulating people. She also studied with the mathemeticians and scientists. Her originally ruled jointly with her father, Ptolemy XII Auletes, and later with her brothers, Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV, whom she married. During that time it was customary . However she soon dropped his name from any official documents regardless of the Ptolemaic insistence that the male presence be first among co-rulers. At that time, Ptolemy soon had Cleopatra exiled, leaving him in charge. Soon after Pompey fled to Alexandria, the capital of Egypt, he was murdered. She was reinstalled as Queen. That’s when Julius Caesar came to Egypt where he met and fell in love with Cleopatra. She had herself smuggled secretly into the palace to meet with Caesar. She became his mistress. Although Cleopatra was 21 years old when they met and Caesar was 52, they became lover’s during Caesar’s stay in Egypt between 48 BC and 47 BC. She gave birth to