What she means:
Cleopatra VII was an extremely intelligent woman and one of the greatest political minds of her time. She was the first Ptolemaic ruler to learn and speak in Egyptian because she knew how important it was to connect with the locals, but she also recognised Rome as an emerging power and formed alliances with them instead of making Rome her enemy. She probably saved her kingdom from absorption into Rome during her rule, and yet society has still turned her into yet another one of history's sex objects, who was good for nothing other than her pretty face, a myth that today's media continues to propogate. When will old white men int he film industry learn th
Here’s to all the women throughout history who have ruled empires, and raised families. For those who fought to survive, and were looked down upon. For the women whose names we know, and for those we don’t. We will remember.
Busts of Kleopatra VII and Julius Caesar, dated to the 1st century BCE. The bust of Kleopatra is made of marble, and the bust of Julius Caesar is of green basalt. Both are currently located in the Atles Museum in Berlin.