Cleopatra was Greek(something that almost no one say it) Mar 14, 2014 6:00:13 GMT -5
Post by Hellenas on Mar 14, 2014 6:00:13 GMT -5
Bust of Cleopatra VII, Altes Museum, Berlin
Cleopatra VII Philopator[/font][/b] (Greek: ; Late 69 BC – August 12, 30 BC), known to history as Cleopatra, was the last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, only shortly survived by her son, Caesarion as pharaoh. She was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a family of Greek origin that ruled Ptolemaic Egypt after Alexander the Great's death during the Hellenistic period. The Ptolemies, throughout their dynasty, spoke Greek and refused to speak Egyptian, which is the reason that Greek as well as Egyptian languages were used on official court documents such as the Rosetta Stone. By contrast, Cleopatra did learn to speak Egyptian and represented herself as the reincarnation of an Egyptian goddess, Isis.