CANCELED Lecture - Cleopatra VII, Regina d’Egitto
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About the Event
Cleopatra VII Thea Philopatore, one of the most charismatic and multifaceted female figures in history, was born in 69 b.c. in Alexandria, Egypt, where she died suicidal in 30 b.c.. She has been the last queen of ancient Egypt and the last member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, descendant of Alexander the Great. With her the Greek reign of the Ptolemies in Egypt ended and the long dominion of Rome started. She tried to restore power and splendor to her country, with the mirage of a new Hellenistic-Roman empire. Beloved and made a mother by two of the most powerful men of her time, Julius Caesar and Marco Antonio, she was feared and envied by many. Cleopatra VII was a very curious and cultured woman, she knew the fundamentals of astronomy, geometry, arithmetic and medicine. She was skilled in rhetoric, and above all polyglot.