People can tell in our house when someone is watching what purports to be an educational channel
Rome: Power and Glory.
I pit thee, Shelly Halley, purportedly an expert in history. “Cleopatra was female, beautiful and african, and therefore embodied everything threatening to Rome” [paraphrase]
What part of Ptolomain Dynasty means “African”? What part of non-photographic art/nonrealistic art means we know exactly what she looks like? I will grant that in general Romans were wary about powerful females, despite many powerful women behind thrones, they weren’t really allowed to be on the throne.
The Ptolemaic Dynasty were descendants of an immediate nature of a general named Ptolemy who invaded in Alexander’s army. He was a ‘greekling’ fergoshsakes, NOT african. [OK, fine, Macedonian. harumph]
Cleopatra:enduring icon Even comes out and says that we do NOT know…and it only mentions a grandmother who is unknown - a concubine NOT specifying that she was greekling or african or egyptian. Dont know about anybody else, but to me 1 quarter possible negroid/african does not negroid/african make. For all anybody knows, that 1 quarter could have been semetic, african, egyptian or greekling…
Can we get back to what we do know about her? We DO know she was 3 quarters greekling. What part of WE DONT KNOW cant people understand? How about stickiing tio what we do know, and come out and admit what we dont know?