The Last Days of Cleopatra : A Chronological Problem

  title={The Last Days of Cleopatra : A Chronological Problem},
  author={Theodore Cressy Skeat},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  pages={98 - 100}
  • T. C. Skeat
  • Published 1 November 1953
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
Of all the Ptolemaic kings and queens of Egypt none met so intensely dramatic a fate as the last Cleopatra, and of none are the closing days more minutely described. In these circumstances it is all the more remarkable that there is no surviving record, even approximate, of the date of her death, nor, so far as I am aware, has any modern historian seriously attempted to determine it. We may commence our investigation with the capture of Alexandria by Octavian. The date of this event is known… 

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