Brilliant to look upon and listen to, with the power to subjugate everyone
– Cassius Dio describing Cleopatra
Queen Cleopatra VII was born during a time of political instability, poverty, and lethal sibling rivalry. Despite being the third child and a woman, she rose to power and governed one of the oldest nations in history. She inherited Egypt when it was severely in debt and turned it into one of the wealthiest countries of the Mediterranean. History remembers her as a power hungry seductress who threatened the stability of the western world. Discover who the real Cleopatra was and how she shaped the ancient world.