Saturday, 5 January 2013

Alexander's Heirs The Ptolemaic Queens

The Ptolemaic Queens

In Australian schools Ancient and Modern History are separate subjects the sections of the Roman history part of the course focused on "Personalities" Cleopatra of Egypt being one of them.

The text books however rarely go into much details about her being Cleopatra THE SEVENTH.

Yes there were seven other Cleopatras the wives ofEpiphanes and  Philopator and Euergetes Physcon. There were also four Berenices and Arsinoes.

Here's some images of the Ptolemaic Queens.

I hope they'll tempt you to read and learn more about Cleopatra's ancestresses.