[A Capable, Clear-eyed Sovereign, She Knew How To Build A Fleet, Suppress An Insurrection, Control A Currency, Alleviate A Famine. An Eminent Roman General Vouched For Her Grasp Of Military Affairs. Even At A Time When Women Rulers Were No Rarity She Stood Out, The Sole Female Of The Ancient World To Rule Alone And To Play A Role In Western Affairs. She Was Incomparably Richer Than Anyone Else In The Mediterranean. And She Enjoyed Greater Prestige Than Any Other Woman Of Her Age..... Cleopatra Descended From A Long Line Of Murderers And Faithfully Upheld The Family Tradition But Was, For Her Time And Place, Remarkably Well Behaved. She Nonetheless Survives As A Wanton Temptress, Not The Last Time A Genuinely Powerful Woman Has Been Transmuted Into A Shamelessly Seductive One.]

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