By Nicoline Smits
Published: April 15, 2012.
Cleopatra III is a less well-known ancestor of Cleopatra VII, but even more fascinating. She married her uncle, who was married to her mother, his sister, in a sibling marriage. Cleopatra III strove to become queen of Egypt in her own right and to keep her kingdom out of the claws of Rome. Did she do so out of idealism or selfishness? Find out in this work of historical fiction.