The story of Cleopatra of Egypt has all the aspects of a modern soap opera. A love triangle between Cleopatra, Marc Antony and Caesar resulted in twins being born to Caesar and Cleopatra and four years later another son between Antony and Cleopatra.
Add to the drama the bitter dispute between Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy XII. Ptolemy had the ...
This solution explains the influence that Cleopatra had on the Roman empire through her political maneuvering and explains how through her efforts Egypt remained an ally of Rome rather than a Roman colony.