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Cleopatra? Who died and made YOU queen?

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Blog Guy, I see there’s a very popular new biography of Cleopatra. Have you read it?

cleopatra book 220Indeed I have. “Cleopatra: A Life,” by Stacy Schiff. It’s a fascinating read. Cleopatra was part of the Ptolemaic dynasty, you know.

Ptolemaic? How do you even pronounce that?

Ignore the “P.” They began a lot of words with “Pt” back then just for fun. See, they didn’t have Blu-ray or PlayStation or other real entertainment.

Is that right? I’m sensing you know nothing about this. How did Cleopatra get around Egypt?