Entering Alexandria as an unpopular conqueror, Caesar restored the throne to the equally unpopular Cleopatra and her younger brother Ptolemy XIV then 13 years old. Caesar remained in Egypt with Cleopatra for a time, and around 47 B.
He distinguished himself by preventing Ptolemy XII from massacring the inhabitants of Pelousionand for rescuing the body of Archelaosthe husband of Berenice IV, after he was killed in battle, ensuring him a proper royal burial.
Early life of Cleopatra and Reign of Cleopatra Left: Cleopatra dressed as a pharaoh and presenting offerings to the goddess Isison a limestone stele dedicated by a Greek man named Onnophris, dated 51 BC, and located in the LouvreParis Right: The cartouches of Cleopatra and Caesarion on a limestone stele of the High Priest of Ptah in Egypt, dated to the Ptolemaic periodand located in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian ArchaeologyLondon Ptolemy XII died sometime before 22 March 51 BC, when Cleopatra, in her first act as queen, began her voyage to Hermonthisnear Thebesto install a new sacred Buchis bull, worshiped as an intermediary for the god Montu in the Ancient Egyptian religion.
These included famine caused by drought and a low level of the annual flooding of the Nileand lawless behavior instigated by the Gabiniani, the now unemployed and assimilated Roman soldiers left by Gabinius to garrison Egypt.Cleopatra: Cleopatra | Egyptian queen, Alexandria), Egyptian queen, famous in history and drama as the lover of Julius Caesar and later the wife of Mark Antony.
She became queen on the death of her father, who became King Ptolemy I Soter of Egypt.
Cleopatra was of Macedonian descent and had little, if any. Cleopatra became co-ruler of Egypt at the death of her father in 51 BC. Egyptian law forced her to share her new role as pharaoh with Ptolemy XIII, her younger brother.
Egyptian law forced her to share her new role as pharaoh with Ptolemy XIII, her younger brother. May 30, · Caesar remained in Egypt with Cleopatra for a time, and around 47 B.C. she gave birth to a son, Ptolemy Caesar. He was believed to be Caesar’s child, and was known by the Egyptian people as.
Image of Antony, Cleopatra’s lover, on a 2,year-old silver coin. (Owen Humphreys/PA Wire) The coins were minted in a variety of places in the eastern Mediterranean, from Alexandria in Egypt to the port of Patras in Greece.
Cleopatra, (Greek: “Famous in Her Father”)in full Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (“Cleopatra the Father-Loving Goddess”), (born 70/69 bce —died August 30 bce, Alexandria), Egyptian queen, famous in history and drama as the lover of Julius Caesar and later the wife of Mark Antony. Queen Cleopatra of Egypt – Place in History Her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion, ruled briefly in name only.
Upon seizing Egypt, Octavian (Julius Caesar’s grand-nephew who is also named Caesar Augustus, and who ruled Rome at the time of Christ’s birth) condemned Caesarion to death with the statement, “Too many Caesars.”.