did cleopatra really slept her way to the top?

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or was she painted that way by historian because she was a woman of power?
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Wasnt pale as snow as you see in whitewashed films and very unlikely to look modern day African - but regarding power you gotta do what you gotta do...

Brother/sisters in line to the throne before her... eeek , incest to solidify claims - something tells me family units were a smidge more complicated lol
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Re her colour: wasn't she mainly Greek?
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(Original post by 13sana)
History is full of powerful men who were oppressive and degrading to women, therefore, Cleopatra was most likely a powerful woman of a darker skin tone who had myths made up about her being sexually promiscuous as it takes the attention away from her many achievements.
I find this hilarious. Your most needed, vital comment is established upon the premise of what 'most likely' was. Hilarious!
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As the Queen of Egypt she started pretty close to the top. She didn't have far to go. It's not like she started as a slave in a modest artisan's villa in some provincial Roman town.
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