The Queen Who Took Emperors as Boyfriends

Meow! I am an adorable, lovable, cute kitten named Myoky in ancient Egypt. People in Egypt love cats so much that they worship them. Some cats even get to wear hoop earrings like me. In this story, my owner Cleopatra falls in love with two emperors, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony. Cleopatra was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 69 B.C. She was queen more than 2,000 years ago. But before she was queen, a man named Ptolemy, a general, became king after Alexander the Great died.

Cleopatra is very smart, charming, and kind, and this is how she won back her kingdom from her brother and fell in love with an important Roman General. In 51 B.C. her father died, and that left the throne to Cleopatra and her younger brother. Her younger brother was Ptolemy the 13th, and he was not interested in being king so that left Cleopatra to the throne. But Ptolemy the 13th’s advisors did not want Cleopatra to be queen, so they kicked her and me out of Alexandria. Cleopatra went into Syria. Suddenly, a Roman general named Julius Caesar suspiciously entered into Alexandria. When Cleopatra found out that Caesar was in Alexandria, she returned to Alexandria. At Alexandria, Cleopatra decided to visit Julius Caesar. But how would she get to the castle to talk to Julius Caesar? Then I Myoky, gave her an idea because of course I am the smartest, cutest, and most sneaky cat in all of Egypt. That night a friend that Cleopatra trusted rolled her up into a rug and got into Alexandria as if the rug was a gift to Caesar. Cleopatra and Caesar had a whole night to talk. Caesar understood Cleopatra’s situation and he decided to help her. He wanted to end the fight and make Cleopatra and her brother co rulers again. Caesar and Cleopatra went into war with Ptolemy. After a dreadful, downer, and defective fight, Caesar and Cleopatra defeated Ptolemy’s army and drowned Ptolemy in the Nile River. Sadly, a Roman Senate stabbed Caesar at a meeting on March 15th,44 BC and Cleopatra was heartbroken.

After Caesars’ death two men decided to rule Rome as a team. Their names were Mark Antony and Octavian. Egypt was a rich land, but it didn’t have enough protection. Mark Antony on the other hand, had a lot of protection but he didn’t have enough money and gold. So, Mark Antony and Cleopatra decided to help each other with their problems on their way they began to become good friends, and finally they fell in true love. To be honest, I as a cat was a little jealous for the attention, but that was Antony’s fault. Anyway, Some of Antony’s friends and family started to want war with Octavian but Antony wanted to stop it, so again Mark Antony and Octavian made an agreement to rule Rome together. But this time to make the agreement stronger, Antony married Octavian’s sister. But when Cleopatra found out about this, she was sad. Even I Myoky remember that heartbroken, mournful, and sorrowful part.

I hope you are ready for something even sadder. Cleopatra died because she committed suicide. Same thing with Antony, he tried to commit suicide, but he couldn’t because he was too stubborn and prideful to do it. They both died like a Shakespearean tragedy.

In this tragedy, Cleopatra met two emperors: first Julius Caesar by being rolled in the carpet next, she meets Mark Antony, and she dies a tragic death. In this story, Cleopatra was not as greedy as Mark Antony, not as prideful as Julius Caesar, but instead Cleopatra is kindhearted, gentle, and friendly.

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