Cleopatra (69 BC-30 BC), the last Pharaoh of Egypt and the third daughter Ptolemy XII Auletes, is one of the most mysterious people in ancient history, so compelling and mysterious that myths and legends abound about her to this day. Not much is known about her early life but her later conquests became the fodder for countless movies and books. Some portray her as a majestic seductress and others portray her as a bloodthirsty killer; oftentimes both. There is truth to these renditions of her.
She knew what she wanted and worked tirelessly to get it. She was bred to be the ruler of Egypt and she would achieve this goal by any means necessary, even if it meant killing her own family members…even if it meant sleeping with the enemy. She would get what she desired. In the end, she only partially succeeded, she never lived to see her grander vision come to fruition. In this volume of Interviews with History, we will cover, ever so briefly, the life of this great queen – Queen Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt.