From nearly the time she was born, Cleopatra had to fight for the throne and for her life. She was raised in the palace of one of history's most ruthless royal families and had to use every skill in her arsenal--her brains, her charm, and her body--in order to survive. Cleopatra reveals how this capable sovereign survived a murderous and incestuous dynasty, securing her future by seducing one of Rome's greatest leaders, forming powerful alliances, and how her fall from grace and ultimate death meant history would never forget her legacy. The series draws on dramatic reconstructions and evidence from key experts to tell the real story behind Egypt's most well-known, enigmatic ruler.

Show Info

Network: United States Smithsonian Channel (2018 - 2018)
Schedule: Mondays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 2 episodes

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Love and Death

Episode 1x02; Mar 12, 2018

After the death of Julius Caesar, Cleopatra needed a new political ally in Rome. With her life, her son's life, and the fate of Egypt hanging in the balance, she set her sights on the new co-ruler of the Roman Empire: Mark Antony. Their romance would

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1x02: Love and DeathMar 12, 2018
1x01: Blood and BetrayalMar 5, 2018
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