She was a defiant queen who used her beauty and cunning to rule a mighty civilization and subdue some of the Hellenistic world’s most powerful men. Cleopatra Thea Philopator was the woman no man could resist: strong, beautiful, and intelligent, she knew how to manipulate the patriarchal political system of ancient Egypt to work in her favor. In many ways she seemed to have it all, so what could have driven her to take her own life at such a young age? This fascinating portrait of the Queen of the Nile traces her short yet dramatic life, from her noble birth to her famous liaisons with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony to her legendary suicide by poisonous snake. Ancient records combine with modern reenactments and computer-generated graphics to vividly portray the remarkable story of the Greek-beauty-turned-Egyptian-queen.
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