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During 41 B.C., Mark Antony came into Cleopatra VII's life. Mark Antony was Cleopatra's next choice as an ally (Bell). Dressed like a goddess, Cleopatra arrived on a boat in Antony's presence. She came to Antony because he wanted an explanation to who Cleopatra had been helping. To ease the tension, Cleopatra dressed very fancy and become irresistible (Bell). Antony came to Egypt with Cleopatra to be together with her. Together, the two had three kids, became powerful, and wealthy (Bell).

Battles and wars were soon to breakout. Wars were declared on Cleopatra in 32 B.C. in Rome. In the year 31 B.C., there was a battle that broke out. This battle was known as the Battle of Actium. Octavion, which is Antony's biggest enemy, against Antony and Cleopatra ("Battle of Actium"). This battle started from trying to reshape the Roman Empire. Octavion won this battle

and as a result to that. Cleopatra went under Octacion's power. Mark Antony did not want to be without Cleopatra so he followed her and abandoned his troops. Even in those years, Cleopatra VII was creating trouble, not avoiding it. Following Antony's attempt of suicide, Cleopatra also made a plan to herself (Bell).
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Having power is not always a heroic characteristic because she just wanted it to herself. Cleopatra ruled most of the eastern part of the Mediterranean side and Egypt (“Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator”). Cleopatra received whatever she desired. She could capture any person’s heart if she wanted too. Sometimes this power went to her head because she knew what she was capable of doing. Cleopatra was compared and seen as a goddess. In addition, Cleopatra was in charge of a strong army (Bell). Army and military soldiers are well respected and did anything that they were commanded to do. Cleopatra VII had intelligence and wise thoughts, which made her as powerful as she was during her time

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