“I will not be triumphed over.” –Cleopatra
Cleopatra is the first Prima Donna the world has ever known, she was a diplomat,naval commander,linguist, and a accomplished writer in addition to being the Queen of Egypt. Her rise to power happened when she became mistress to the great Julius Caesar. It was Caesar who made her Queen of Egypt and during their deep romance the two lovers had a child together, a boy named, Ptolemy XV Caesarion. It ‘s said when Cleopatra was just twenty-one she devised an ingenious plan to meet the famous Roman Emperor-Julius Caesar. Cleopatra had a servant of hers wrap her up in a rug and carry her into Caesar’s private sleeping quarters. The 52-year old Caesar was instantly smitten by Cleopatra. Not long after the birth of their son Julius Caesar was assassinated in Rome by a number of senators. A few years later Cleopatra and Marc Anthony fell in love, they were soon married and Cleopatra gave Marc Anthony three children. In September of 31.B.C. Marc Anthony and Cleopatra chose to fight a crucial battle at sea on different ships, but their entire fleet was defeated, Marc Anthony mistakenly believed Cleopatra had been killed in battle was so distraught he stabbed himself with his own sword and bled to death, but before he actually died he was carried to Cleopatra’s hiding place and when he saw her he took one last gasp of breath and he died in her arms. Shortly after that Cleopatra took her own life by allowing a poison snake to bite her. Although Cleopatra died at age 39 she is remembered as one of the most influential women in history.