had been regarded as the goddess of beauty for ages. Actually,
the title with which the princesses were addressed in ancient Egypt.
was Cleopatra, The queen of Egypt, Daughter of the Sun, Lady of the
the Woman of charming beauty.
was the eldest child of King Ptolemy, and thus was heir to the throne.
a highly talented woman of great wit and learning and could discuss
painting, religion as well as philosophy. Her personality was a strange
of many qualities. She was charming, clever, affectionate, generous,
but cruel also. She fought against her destiny with the weapons of her
bewitching beauty and wit. But the story of her life ended in tragedy.
Cleopatra succeeded as queen sharing
the throne with her brother. But her brother drove Cleopatra out of
Caesar came to Egypt, after the defeat of Pompey and found that the
was still going on.
Cleopatra was trying to come back to
Egypt and so she came rolled up in a carpet in Caesar's presence so
could appeal to him for help to get her throne back. Caesar was
her beauty and decided to get her as his companion with whom he could
empire. He found in her all the qualities of a perfect woman.
time, Caesar was fifty-two
years old. He restored the throne to Cleopatra and married her. After
Cleopatra persuaded him to kill her brother, a rival to the throne. Her
was drowned and she became the sovereign ruler of Egypt. A son was born
on, Cleopatra and Caesar became on open threat to the Republic of Rome.
was assassinated and Cleopatra's life was in danger. Cleopatra made
with Antony, a friend of Caesar. But Antony committed suicide. When
heard of this news, she also got a snake bite herself and died.