Through Cleopatra’s relationship with Ceasar, Mark Antony, and the roman people, she created a lasting influence on the roman republic. Cleopatra was a scheming seductress who at a young age of 18, “realized that both of her brothers had neither the influence nor intelligence to compete with the politics of the time, and that she was going to have to network with men of power on her own to make any difference”. And at the the time, the men of power, were in Rome. After being ejected from Alexandria by the guardians of her brother, Ptolemy XIII, she heard that Ceasar was in Egypt and she arranged to see him. As referred to in The Art Jornal, she was brought into his room roll...
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