Cleopatra VII Philopator: the Last Queen of Ancient Egypt

Video

Kelly Macquire
by
published on 28 November 2021

Cleopatra VII Philopator was the last queen of Ancient Egypt before it was annexed as a province of Rome. Cleopatra VII Philopator lived between circa 69 and 30 BCE and ruled Ancient Egypt as queen between 51 and 30 BCE. She was the last queen of Egypt before it was annexed as a province of Rome, and it’s interesting that she is easily the most famous queen of Egypt even though she was actually mostly Greek as the final ruler of the Hellenistic Ptolemaic Dynasty, a period of rulers that came to power after the death of Alexander the Great when his general Ptolemy I became king of Egypt.

Cleopatra has been remembered as a great beauty, but ancient scholars were far more impressed by her intelligence and charm than her physical attributes. She has continued in history as the most famous Queen of Egypt, but she is more often remembered not as a powerful and intelligent woman in her own right, but as a woman who successfully seduced two of the most powerful men in Rome of her time. When she died, Cleopatra was only 39 years old and had ruled Egypt for 22 of those years, and whilst she held her throne, she maintained a state of balance and harmony in Egypt. Although she was of Macedonian-Greek descent, she is remembered to this day as a symbol of Ancient Egypt, more than any other Egyptian monarch.

— LIKE MY SHIRT? BUY IT HERE! —
Flaroh Illustration https://flarohillustration.com/store

— SUPPORT US VIA OUR PATREON —
https://www.patreon.com/join/whencyclopedia

— BUY OUR MERCH —
https://www.worldhistory.store​/​

— CHAPTERS —
0:00​ Introduction
0:53 Who Was Cleopatra VII?
2:16 Cleopatra's Youth
3:59 Cleopatra and Julius Caesar
6:44 Cleopatra and Mark Antony
7:44 Death and Legacy of Cleopatra VII
10:10 Outro

— WANT TO KNOW MORE? —
Cleopatra VII https://www.worldhistory.org/Cleopatra_VII/
Caesarion https://www.worldhistory.org/caesarion/
Was Cleopatra Beautiful? https://www.worldhistory.org/article/1491/was-cleopatra-beautiful/
Cleopatra & Antony https://www.worldhistory.org/article/197/cleopatra—antony/
Great Female Rulers of Ancient Egypt https://www.worldhistory.org/article/1040/great-female-rulers-of-ancient-egypt/
Ptolemaic Dynasty https://www.worldhistory.org/Ptolemaic_Dynasty/
Battle of Actium https://www.worldhistory.org/Battle_of_Actium/

— WATCH NEXT —
Famous Female Pharaohs and Queens of Ancient Egypt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgTCRNaJtqo
The Ides of March: the Assassination of Julius Caesar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIe1OzqfXLY
Friendships in History: Achilles and Patroclus // Antony and Cleopatra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h95enDXwLO0
Alexander the Great: Life and Reign of the King of the Macedonian Empire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E7JX-rVdFk

— ATTRIBUTIONS —
You can find all attribution and credits for images, animations, graphics and music here - https://worldhistory.typehut.com/queen-cleopatra-vii-philopator-the-last-queen-of-ancient-egypt-images-and-attributions-6901

The music used in this recording is the intellectual copyright of Michael Levy, a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, and used with the creator's permission. Michael Levy's music is available to stream at all the major digital music platforms. Find out more on:
https://www.ancientlyre.com
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Dx2vFEg8DmOJ5YCRm4A5v?si=emacIH9CRieFNGXRUyJ9
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ1X6F7lGMEadnNETSzTv8A

— THUMBNAIL IMAGE —
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Death_of_Cleopatra_arthur.jpg
Reginald Arthur / user: Lotsofissues~commonswiki
Public Domain US / faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Caesar_giving_Cleopatra_the_Throne_of_Egypt-Pietro_de_Cortone-MBA_Lyon_A53-IMG_0355.jpg
Pietro da Cortona
Public Domain US / faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain

World History Encyclopedia
www.worldhistory.org

#Cleopatravii #cleopatra #ancientegypt #antonyandcleopatra

Remove Ads

Advertisement

About the Author

Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has recently completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

Cite This Work

APA Style

Macquire, K. (2021, November 28). Cleopatra VII Philopator: the Last Queen of Ancient Egypt. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2685/cleopatra-vii-philopator-the-last-queen-of-ancient/

Chicago Style

Macquire, Kelly. "Cleopatra VII Philopator: the Last Queen of Ancient Egypt." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 28, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2685/cleopatra-vii-philopator-the-last-queen-of-ancient/.

MLA Style

Macquire, Kelly. "Cleopatra VII Philopator: the Last Queen of Ancient Egypt." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Nov 2021. Web. 18 Jan 2022.

Membership