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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.

Arsinoe at first was able to hold her ground against the Romans, but she was ultimately defeated after Roman reinforcements were sent in. After her defeat, Arsinoe was spared the traditional murder of prisoners of triumphs in Rome. She was allowed to live in exile at the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus.

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