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Cleopatra’s children

The eldest son of Cleopatra, Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar was born 47 BC. He was called Caesarion, meaning “little Caesar”. Late 40 BC, Antony and Cleopatra’s twins, Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene were born.

In the year 31 BC, Cleopatra and Antony combined armies to try to defeat Octavian in a raging sea battle at Actium, on Greece’s west coast. The clash, however, proved to be a costly defeat for the Egyptians, forcing Antony and Cleopatra to flee back to Egypt. Octavian pursued them and captured Alexandria in 30 BC. After receiving false news that Cleopatra was dead, Antony fell on his sword. He was carried to Cleopatra’s retreat and died in her arms.

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