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Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, dreamed of restoring her nation to its former glory. Hers is a narrative of ambition and fight, of strong romance with the Roman giants Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and eventually of serious tragedy.
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There was a tiny bite mark on her arm. She was 39 years old. The queen of dreams was buried with Antony. All their grand plans had come to nothing. Now, side by side, the two of them could dream forever.
People said it was the god Dionysus, Antony’s old protector, dancing out of Alexandria. Antony felt so alone. Then even worse news came: Cleopatra was dead. 29 In despair Antony stabbed himself, and began to die, too. Then different news arrived. His wife was still alive! She ordered two slaves to bring him to her great tomb. But it was too late to save him. Bleeding, he died in Cleopatra’s arms. Then Octavian’s men burst in and took the queen prisoner. 30 ctavian let Cleopatra give Antony a fine funeral.
Now, side by side, the two of them could dream forever.