Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator
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- Basic Information
o Current City: Hades

o Hometown: Alexandria

o Sex: Female

o Birthday: 69 B.C.

o Political Views: Anything for the good of Egypt and my throne.

o Religious Views: I only believe in the importance of power.

o Bio: The Ptolemaic dynasty was set up by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. Though because of Alexander's death, his chief general, Ptolemy I Soter, ended up as Pharaoh and his descendants, not Alexander's, continued the dynasty. More than 200 years later, I was born Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator in 69 B.C. to Ptolemy XII Auletes and Cleopatra VI. After my father's death in 51 B.C., I married my brother, Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator, according to Egyptian custom and co-ruled with him until 47 B.C. when he drowned during my lover Julius Caesar’s assault on Egypt. With Caesar, I had a child named Caesarion, but his parentage was highly disputed and he was never acknowledged as Caesar's heir. Because of the death of Ptolemy XIII, I married my younger brother and co-ruled with him until 44 B.C. which coincidentally is the same year Caesar was assassinated. During the turmoil after Caesar's death, I met Mark Antony and had three children with him, Alexander Helios, Ptolemy Philadelphus and Cleopatra Selene. My attempt to secure my dynasty through Antony's power failed, out of my four children only Cleopatra Selene lived to rule, though she did not rue Egypt. Later Octavian, Caesar’s heir, defeated Antony in battle. After his loss and in shame, Antony committed suicide. Rather than face a world without Antony and without political power, I committed suicide in 30 B.C. by having a poisonous snake bite me. Afterward, Egypt became a Roman province, an event I worked to avoid my entire life. I was the last of the Ptolemaic queens, ending the dynasty which had ruled Egypt for almost 300 years. Though my dynasty was set up by foreigners, my ancestors ruled Egypt as Egyptians, embracing the culture, so today I am considered the last true Pharaoh of Egypt.

o Favorite Quotations:
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Oprah

Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. Epictetus

- Relationships
o Mother: Cleopatra VI

o Father: Ptolemy XII Auletes

o Daughters: Cleopatra Selene by Mark Antony

o Sons:Caesarion by Julius Caesar. Also, Alexander Helios and Ptolemy Philadelphus by Mark Antony.

o Brothers: Ptolemy XIII Thoes Philopator and Ptolemy XIV Theos Philopator II both of whom I married (Ptolemy XIV after the death of Ptolemy XII at the hands of Caesar) according to Egpytian tradition that brothers and sisters wed then co-rule.

o Sisters: none

- Likes and Interest
o Activities: Political intrigue, deception, learning, and ruling Egypt through proxies.

o Interests: Languages, politics, my throne, and deadly snakes.

o Music: Classical

o Books: Hieroglyphics and history texts are my favorite types of storytelling.

o Movies: Cleopatra (1963) and Mysteries of Egypt (Documentary) are two of my favorites but I am also a fan of political dramas.

o Television: The Good Wife, Law and Order, and the 11 o'clock news

- Education and Work
o High School: Fitting of my royal birth, I was highly educated. Although, I did not attend a formal school.

o College/University: Nor did I attend a college or university.

o Employer: The throne of Egypt


Statues, Carvings, and Sculptures of Me:

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My Face:
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Feeble Attempts to Duplicate My Likeness:
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GROUP 1: Art_and_Culture, The International Art and Culture Group
- EXPLANATION: I joined this group because I am a fan of many worldwide cultures including Egyptian, Roman, and Greek cultures.

GROUP 2: World History Group
- EXPLANATION: This group appealed to me because it deals with world history, including ancient history. I can talk about my historical interests such as Alexander the Great and Ancient Egypt.

GROUP 3: Ageofconquest
- EXPLANATION: This group is for a strategy game that takes place in the ancient world. Alexander the Great, the founder of my dynasty is a character in it. Also, I am a fan of strategy, military and political.

GROUP 4: Horizonaten, Horizon of the Aten
- EXPLANATION: Dedicated to the discussion of an era of Egyptian culture, this group interested me. Not only is the main picture a drawing of Mark Antony and I, the group seems very professional.

GROUP 5: Theworldofcleopatra
- EXPLANATION: I was impressed by this group because it is dedicated to writing about my life in a modern perspective. Even in 2010 my life is still relevant and interesting, showing how my ruthless determination shaped the world.

GROUP 6: EncEg_Hieroglyphics
- EXPLANATION: Hieroglyphics were a vital part of ancient Egypt, used for immortalizing culture and images of the Pharaoh, including myself.

GROUP 7: language-learning
- EXPLANATION: Though I know at least five languages, the helpful newsletter sent out by this group would have helped me learn more languages faster.

GROUP 8: neos_alexandria
- EXPLANATION: This group is dedicated to ancient Egyptian culture, especially my dynasty, the
Ptolemaic dynasty.

GROUP 9: Ancient_Egypt_Group
- EXPLANATION: Yet another group focusing on the history and culture of my country, I was attracted to this particular group because of its professional nature communicated through the description.

GROUP 10: NewEgypt
- EXPLANATION: This group deals with my country, culture, and people's place in the modern world.

QUIZ 1: What's Your Magic Power?
- RESULTS: I have the power to manipulate, create and destroy matter.
- EXPLANATION: Like the power of a Pharaoh, this magic is a power to be feared and used wisely. Like me, it is beautiful and terrible at the same time. If I had this power I would have been able to secure my throne without the help of my Roman lovers, Caesar and Mark Antony.

QUIZ 2: What is Your color?
- RESULTS: Purple
- EXPLANATION: Purple suits my personality,is it dark and beautiful. Also, it is the color of royalty, a color fit for a queen such as me. Purple is a status symbol too, because purple is one of the most expensive colors to make.

QUIZ 3: What's Your inner Element?
- EXPLANATION: My results are fire because I am passionate and wrathful. I am willing to betray, kill, and destroy for my throne and country with the strength of a raging wildfire. Though my temper may sometimes harm my ambition, I am glad to say fire represents my personality.

QUIZ 4: Which Type of Dream Are You?
- RESULTS: Horrific Nightmare
- EXPLANATION: Like a horrific nightmare, I had the ability to strike fear in the hearts of my enemies, and deter those who would dare defy me. Fear is the only weapon that would keep the Romans from Egypt. If only I could have continued to scare my enemies after my death.

QUIZ 5: What Animal Spirit Are You?
- EXPLANATION: A lion represents me accurately. I am a predator, and my political enemies are my prey. I am fierce and brave but also noble, the queen of all the animals.

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