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What terrible things did cleopatra do?

She cheated on 3 different people.

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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.

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- murdering your relatives was common amongst the Ptolemy's.
- incest was a popular Ptolemy family game (not bad according to Egyptian norms, though).
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- 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

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You have a great writing style. This was accurate and interesting, right to the end. Thank you.
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I think you just answered your own question .... O.o

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There is a new biography out, written by a woman, but at a high level. She uses all the historical sources.

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Well , there was Rex Harrison , Richard Burton , and I can't remember the third ! Maybe Roddy McDowell .

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Male rulers slept with whoever they wanted to, and she as a ruler so her personal life meant nothing compared to how she led her people.

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Oh cleopatra haven't heard that name in ages she was very good at turning brothers against brothers oh and she was always very well guarded she was the mission were I failed to assassinate

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