Cleopatra was born in 69 BC at Alexandria, Egypt. The first three years of their reign were difficult, due to economic difficulties, famine, deficient floods of the Nile, and political conflicts. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Cleopatra's Shadows at Amazon.com. Ptolemy XII’s return to the throne had cost Cleopatra’s elder sister, Berenice – who had seized power in his absence – her life. In 48 B.C. Abandoned by her beloved older sister Cleopatra and an indifferent father, Arsinoe, a young Egyptian princess, must fight for survival in the bloodthirsty royal court after her half-sister Berenice seizes power. 01:34 ... Berenice (?) Cleopatra is the favored daughter of the current king, Ptolemy the Piper and so she is whisked away while Berenice, her older sister, attacks the palace and takes over. Cleopatra III; We get our next generation of Ptolemy’s through Cleopatra III. Not that they seemed to be grateful for it. Cleopatra was born in 69 B.C. Berenice rose to leadership when her sister (Cleopatra VI) was poisoned to death. Source for information on Cleopatra Berenice III (c. 115–80 BCE): Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia dictionary. She may have had an elder sister named Cleopatra VI Tryphaena, who died in infancy, and the famous Cleopatra VII Philopator, the Cleopatra of the western imagination was born around 69 BC. 57 B.C. She took her place as ruler of Egypt for about three years. He also married an unknown woman and had four more children: Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator, Arsinoe IV, Ptolemy XIV, and Cleopatra VII. Their father would pass in 51 B.C. Cleopatra-Wikipedia Her and her family were not truly Egyptian, but Macedonian. Cleopatra VII had followed her father to Rome on his exile. 4 We can trace Cleopatra’s ancestry back all the way to Greece. She had two older sisters, Cleopatra VI and Berenice IV, as well as a younger sister, Arsinoe IV. Ptolemy XII killed Berenice and took back the throne. The only way to survive her dynasty is to rule it Abandoned by her beloved older sister Cleopatra and an indifferent father, Arsinoe, a young Egyptian princess, must fight for survival in the bloodthirsty royal court after her half-sister Berenice seizes power. Arsinoe is the younger sister of Cleopatra who is left behind when their father Ptolemy flees Egypt with his favored daughter, Cleopatra. Berenice IV forced her parents to flee Egypt in fear for their lives and then murdered her sister Cleopatra VI so that she could rule alone Being a member of the Ptolemy Dynasty was a dangerous business. When Ptolemy XII died in 51 B.C, Cleopatra was able to reach the throne with her brother Ptolemy XIII. Others think that Cleopatra Tryphaena (II) was a daughter of the elder Cleopatra Tryphaena and ruled with her sister Berenice. The History of Queen Cleopatra. THE MOLECULES of fate whirr incessantly in Cleopatra's Sister, but never erratically. While you did get to rule over Ancient Egypt, with your people forced to regard you as […] Cleopatra's mother died, when she was very young. A sudden fall out between them led to a civil war. Cleopatra may have been an illegitimate daughter of Ptolemy IX or the daughter of Ptolemy X Alexander I by his wives - Cleopatra Selene I or Berenice III. Ptolemy XII ruled until his death in 51 BC, when Cleopatra and her younger brother Ptolemy XIII inherited the joint custody of Egypt. She stood 3rd place in age of her siblings. When her father died in 51 BC, Cleopatra VII succeeded him. An epic battle begins. This is a very interesting account of Cleopatra's sisters. In some sources Cleopatra Tryphaena, wife of Ptolemy XII, is referred to as Cleopatra VI. – 55 B.C. She returns to the palace and finds servants slain and everything in chaos. For that many years longer than I Berenice became queen father and her brothers her Ptolemy... 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