Flush with gold and beautiful bridesmaids, the most exquisite of ceremonies unfolded. The political undertones were apparent in this marriage of queen and emperor -- Cleopatra was offering herself order to secure her country's future and fend off invasion and economic crises. Despite that, not race of sorrow could be found on her face; the highly esteemed emperor was blessed with divine good looks. Though a bond of convenience, when he reached out to take her hand she would blush and smile like an innocent young girl.
Cleopatra VII Philopator (Greek: Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ; 69 – August 12, 30 BC), known to history simply as Cleopatra, was the last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. She was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a family of Macedonian Greek origin that ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great's death during the Hellenistic period. As pharaoh, she consummated a liaison with Julius Caesar that solidified her grip on the throne. To this day, Cleopatra remains a popular figure in Western culture, her legacy survives in numerous works of art and the many dramatizations of her story in literature and other media.
The name Cleopatra is derived from the Greek name Κλεοπάτρα (Kleopatra) which meant "she who comes from glorious father" or "glory of the father" in the feminine form, derived from κλέος (kleos) "glory" combined with πατήρ (pater) "father" (the masculine form would be Kleopatros (Κλεόπατρος)).
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