Egyptian history is no stranger to powerful rulers. Such is to be expected when a nation’s history of civilization can be traced back for millennia. When new civilizations rose to power around Egypt, the historic kingdom of the Nile needed to adapt to fit the new age. No longer could it remain the single isolated pillar of authority in its sphere of influence.
Enter Cleopatra. She was a ruler who was born into quite the peculiar set of circumstances. The fate of an entire civilization was thrust upon her at a young age. Her life consisted of challenge after challenge. Her decisions ended up shaping history. Egypt would never be the same following Cleopatra’s reign.
Beyond Egypt, Cleopatra had a notably large impact on the western world. Her contact with other empires linked the politics of Egypt with the politics of western Europe. This put her into contact with a number of other historical figures who would heavily influence their world. Caught in a maelstrom of world-shaking events and people, Cleopatra tried her best to save her kingdom. However, that was not to be.
As much as she maneuvered and jockeyed for a position of power at the global scale, her efforts could not secure the future of her reign. We remember Cleopatra as one of the most powerful women in history, and we study her to help provide insight into one of the great turning points of western history.
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Andrew Nicholas is a passionate reader and writer on the subjects of history and mankind. He is a published author, critic, and poet who grew up in the friendly scenery of rural Ohio. He is a graduate of Wright State University and a regular student of historical curiosities.