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- Cleopatra VII ruled ancient Egypt along with her two younger brothers and later one, with her son.- Cleopatra was a very seductive and wealthy ruler of Egypt making her the key objective in Antony plan for power. In 41 B.C., Antony summoned Cleopatra to meet him in what is now present day Turkey. By marrying Cleopatra, Antony would have complete access to her riches. He wanted to connect Egypt to Rome by the Neil River. What started out as a sole plan to seduce and woe the beautiful Queen, soon turn tables when Antony fell deep under Cleopatra spell.- Antony began an affair with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, who had been Julius Caesar's lover in the last year of his life. Antony was forced to return back to Tome to deal with the aftermath of his wife and brother-in-law's failed rebellion against Octavian, and fathered a son, Ptolemy Philadelphus.- 32 B.C. Antony divorced Octavian's sister, in retaliation, Otavian declared war on Cleopatra. The fighting starts in Western Greece, where Antony had superior numbers. As Octavian entered Alexandria, both Antony and Cleopatra resolved to committing suicide. Antony, thinking his lover already dead, stabbed himeself with a sword but was then brought to die in Cleopatra's arms. Cleopatra was captured but managed to kill herself by letting herself get bit by a poisonous snake.- After Antony's death his honors were all revoked, his statues removed and it was declared by Cicero, Antony's great rival in the senate that no family would ever bear the name Mark Antony.


The story of Romeo and Juliet is based off of the death of Antony and Cleopatra.








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