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Last edited at 4:20PM on 2/19/2013
Overall, she was an excellent leader. She was able to keep the Romans at bay, for a long time. That is a pretty big achievement.
bad things - murdering your relatives was common amongst the Ptolemy's. - incest was a popular Ptolemy family game (not bad according to Egyptian norms, though). . - going to war against your brother (or your brother goes to war against you) isn't good rulership.
What is not true is that Cleopatra had "plenty of sexual relationships" (screwed around with entire army platoons) with anyone. That is a lie, created by August. She did have a relationship with Caesar and later Anthony, but that was far from being indecent