The Roman Globe All the News Romans Need to Know February 12, 13 B.C.E Rome A look in the life of Cleopatra By: Jillian Golubow “ My name is Jillian Golubow and When Cleopatra was 14 years old, her father took control of Egypt today we will look back in history to a courageous, intelligent, clever and a charming women named Cleopatra. She was one of the most famous women of history. She was very rich and spoke fluent Egyptian. She was born in 69 B.C.E to her dad, Ptolemy XII Noes Dionysus (Auleyes). Her mother was a mystery because, many people thought it was different and became its leader. Her father was weak and bribed the people of Egypt to trust him. Her father died at the age of 51. Before her father died, he named his daughter and son combined rulers of Egypt. He married her brother within a year. The kids had three people as advisors to help them rule and handle the power. One was Prothinus, the court eunuch; women. Cleopatra did have a little brother who was 7 years younger than her named, Ptolemy. Theodolltus, a Greek from Chios who was Ptolemy’s tutor; and Archillas, who commanded the army in Alexandria. Cleopatra became allies with the Romans. In 48 B.C.E She met Julius Ceasar. She would sneak out to meet him in many places. They became lovers and Cleopatra became pregnant with his child, name Ptolemy Caesar. Cleopatra married her younger brother who was 12 and Caesar went back to Rome and lived quietly while she had all the power. On August 10,30 B.C.E, she killed herself by poison because by then she was faced by paraded as a captive by Octavian’s triumph. To learn more about Cleopatra go to our website and click her name to get the link. Thanks for watching. I’m Jillian Golubow, see you next time!” Source: Lightman, Marjorie and , Lightman Benjamin. Ancient Greek and Roman Women.