cleopatra iii


Her son, Ptolemy, succeeded his father and reigned until A.D. 40, when he was killed by Caligula, the Roman Emperor, and the North African kingdom was divided into Roman provinces. Young Ptolemy seems to have had no children, so the ancient line of the Ptolemies that stretched back to the successors of Alexander the Great had died out. It was a dynasty that produced some of the most impressive women of the ancient world.

Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World - Joyce E. Salisbury


anonymous asked: Top 10 historical pairings 
Yes, I know, Ulysse and Penelope aren’t really historical, but I’ve so much feelings for them *^*


Eternity was in our lips and eyes

Bliss in our brows’ bent

None our parts so poor

But was a race of Heaven

W. Shakespeare - Antony and Cleopatra: act I, scene III

the signs as asshole characters from shakespeare
  • aries: cornwall
  • taurus: angelo
  • gemini: iachimo
  • cancer: macbeth
  • leo: mark antony
  • virgo: claudius
  • libra: richard iii
  • scorpio: iago
  • sagittarius: aaron
  • capricorn: king john
  • aqaurius: bertram
  • pisces: proteus


I will be treble-sinew’d, hearted, breathed,
And fight maliciously: for when mine hours
Were nice and lucky, men did ransom lives
Of me for jests; but now I’ll set my teeth,
And send to darkness all that stop me. Come,
Let’s have one other gaudy night: call to me
All my sad captains; fill our bowls once more;
Let’s mock the midnight bell.


My Ptolemaic’s Queen Top 5:

1 - Cleopatra VII, obviously!

2 - Arsinoe II Philadelpha

3 - Berenice I 

4 - Berenice II 

5 - Cleopatra III 

I don’t added Cleopatra Selene I and Cleopatra Selene II (daughter of Antonio and Cleopatra) because they were not really queens of Egypt, but queen of Syria and queen of Maretania.


“Well what’s the guard doing?”

“They’re not there!”

“Not there?”

“There’s no one there. They’ve gone, run, fled, gone home! Everyone’s gone! Look the mob’s coming, it’s going to kill us. They’re in the Palace now. All because of what I did yesterday!”

“Because you burned the school down?”

“No,because I left the people in it!”