Disclaimer: this is help with homework, but I think it’s acceptable, inasmuch as I’m looking for pointers to a classical text that I’ve so far been unable to find.
I’m writing an undergrad research paper on CLeopatra, trying to make the case (in part) that she’s a pretty savvy politician, and I’ve come across an undocumented reference to an event in which a Roman governer in Syria sent his sons to Alexandria to call up some Roman legions who have settled there. The soldiers, not keen on returning to war, murder the sons; Cleopatra responds by arresting the soldiers and sending them to the deprived father for punishment. I’ve so far failed to find either a primary source or a scholarly secondary source to document this; does anyone know details of this event, and better yet know an online scholarly source that describes it? I’ve skimmed Plutarch, Appian, and what little I can find of Cicero and Lucan, but so far haven’t had any luck.