Bullshit historical myths.

>Cleopatra loved the Egyptian people!
Total, absolute, 100% bullshit. The pillars of that claim are absurd nonsense

>She learned Egyptian, first of the Ptolemies to do so!
This comes from Plutarch, https://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2008.01.0007%3Achapter%3D27 who also notes that she could fluently speak the languages of the Ethiopians, Troglodytes, Hebrews, Arabians, Syrians, Medes, and Parthians. Nobody has ever claimed she identified with or had great regard for the Parthians or the Arabs, even if she spoke their language just fine.

>She portrayed herself in Egyptian style in her artwork!
So did most Ptolemaic pharohs. For instance, the British museum has this releif https://www.worldhistory.org/uploads/images/11739.jpg?v=1599192004 showing Arsinoe and Ptolemy II, some 200 years before Cleopatra was born.

Not to mention that around Alexandria, she often portrayed herself in a hellenistic style; all the coins she minted looked like this. https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/C_1875-1102-3

>She built a bunch of Egyptian temples
Not really, no. You have the completion of a temple at Dendera begun by Ptolemy XII, extensions to the temple at Hermonthis (where she visited early in her reign), and never entirely finished and a temple to Isis in Ptolemais Hermiou in Upper Egypt. That's it. Her construction work in Alexandria of again, very Greek style buildings was where most of her monument-building energy went.
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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Her mother or grandmother were Egyptians!
    Theoretically possible, but almost certainly not actually true. If she were the son of an Egyptian woman, she wouldn't have been a legitimate descendant of Ptolemy XII. Bastardy wouldn't be an insurmountable barrier to her rule, but it's notable that A) None of the revolts against her used that as a pretext, and B) None of the very hostile roman sources about her and her conduct claim she was a bastard, despite being perfectly willing to come up with all sorts of probably untrue stories to slander her like that she dissolved pearls in wine to have extravagant feasts.

    She was just another ineffective late Ptolemaic dynasty monarch. Her major ambitions were to grab as much of Alexander's empire as she could, and viewed Egypt and her Egyptian subjects as little more than a tax base to fund those ambitions. She could speak Egyptian because she was gifted at learning languages, not out of any great love for the Egyptians as a people.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/JpNaDiB.jpg

      >Cleopatra loved the Egyptian people!
      Total, absolute, 100% bullshit. The pillars of that claim are absurd nonsense

      >She learned Egyptian, first of the Ptolemies to do so!
      This comes from Plutarch, https://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2008.01.0007%3Achapter%3D27 who also notes that she could fluently speak the languages of the Ethiopians, Troglodytes, Hebrews, Arabians, Syrians, Medes, and Parthians. Nobody has ever claimed she identified with or had great regard for the Parthians or the Arabs, even if she spoke their language just fine.

      >She portrayed herself in Egyptian style in her artwork!
      So did most Ptolemaic pharohs. For instance, the British museum has this releif https://www.worldhistory.org/uploads/images/11739.jpg?v=1599192004 showing Arsinoe and Ptolemy II, some 200 years before Cleopatra was born.

      Not to mention that around Alexandria, she often portrayed herself in a hellenistic style; all the coins she minted looked like this. https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/C_1875-1102-3

      >She built a bunch of Egyptian temples
      Not really, no. You have the completion of a temple at Dendera begun by Ptolemy XII, extensions to the temple at Hermonthis (where she visited early in her reign), and never entirely finished and a temple to Isis in Ptolemais Hermiou in Upper Egypt. That's it. Her construction work in Alexandria of again, very Greek style buildings was where most of her monument-building energy went.
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    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If she were the daughter* of an Egyptian woman

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      "That's it. His construction work in Alexandria of very Greek-style buildings was where most of his monument-building energy went."

      proved she was empowered
      She did a great job and built monuments.
      the Greeks were no longer so sexist at the time

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I guess the argument would be that the Ptolemies only ceremonially married their siblings for 300 years, hence why they weren't drooling morons by Cleopatra's time.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Or the exact level of danger posed by inbreeding varies depending on the family's genes, and the Ptolemies just got lucky by having relatively few harmful recessive genes in their genepool.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Some were, her brother could hardly walk

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >She was a chud just like me!

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody gives a shit if she loved sandBlack folk. The real question is Wuz she black?

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dont care what dey teach you in school. Cleopatra was BLACK

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >BLACK
      BLACKED

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I dont care what dey teach you in school. Cleopatra was BLACK

        Netflix "expert"

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >CLSORDTRD
    This type of faux-Greek/Cyrillic/other non latin alphabet will always look stupid. I get that they don't want ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑ because people wouldn't be able to read it, but what about Κlεοpάτrα? Still looks exotic and Greek but similar enough to English to be read by English speakers but without using the wrong letters

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Κlεοpάτrα
      Kleoratga?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I know but they want to do this stupid alphabet mixing

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Troglodytes
    she spoke caveman?

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do we even know if any other Ptolemie knew Egyptian? It is possible we only have a source on the languages Cleopatra knows but have no knowledge of the languages known by any other Ptolemy.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's just bullshit made by Plutarch. There's no real evidence for it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Of course they knew egiptian, they just considered it a inferior language for slaves and plebs

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If it lets me see Gal Gadot’s armpits, I won’t care how ahistorical it is.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just posting a actress that literaly fits the role in every way

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Arabs are very angry a zionist israelite is playing their Ancestors. Netflix learned from its mistake after loosing 2 Billion now they only use modern Egyptians look alike to represent the Ancient ones.

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