Cleopatra's Daughter Plot Summary

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Alexandria

30 BC - 29 BC

-Cleopatra gets word that the Roman army has beaten her husband's
-Cleopatra takes the children to the mausoleum and they hide there
-Cleopatra tries sending a messenger to tell Marc Antony her and the children are dead so he flees
-the romans enter Alexandria
-Marc Antony kills himself because he thinks that his family is dead
- Cleopatra kills herself because Marc killed himself and she doesn't want to let Octavian win
-Octavian plans his triumph

Rome

30 BC

-it snows in Rome and this comes as a surprise to Selene and Alexander
-the hostess of the circus is "sick"
-Horatia gives birth to a newborn baby girl named Gaia
-Agrippa announces he is getting married to Claudia
-the wedding date is set for February 12th the following year

Rome

29 BC

-they reach Rome
-they meet Marcellus
-on their way to Rome there is a rebellion behind the Servian Wall
-the children meet Octavia, Livia, Julia, Claudia and Gallia
-they have their "Feast of Welcome"
-they meet Caesar for the first time
-Octavian has his Triumph over Alexandria
-Selene tries escaping
-Alexander goes to the library of Pergamon
-Alexander wears a kilt for the triumph, and Selene was expected to wear a beaded dress (she ends up wearing a silk tunic instead)
-they go to the senate, and then go to an after party
-Selene gets a message from a priest saying he knows how to help her escape
-she tries escaping again, but ends up almost getting raped by a slave and a thief
-the children go to school
-Selene beats Tiberus at trivia, and she is the first person ever to beat him
-the boys go horseback riding and the girls weave (Selene ends up just sketching)
-Octavia accuses Marcellus of being the "Red Eagle" (a leader trying to lead the slaves into rebellion)
-after their exercises the next day, they visit a statue of their mother
-they all learn that the way you end your life is suicide, and it is forced upon you
-Selene learns how to build a temple
-Selene draws Julia as an Egyptian princess
-they go through a theater to watch a show
-the Red Eagle ends up being at the theater and he poses a theat to the foyal families
-Juba saves them
-Selene is asked by Octavia to hand Juba a key that will show him the statute of his father
-Juba tells Selene there are plans of building a temple next to the theater in Alexandria
-they go to watch some horse races
-Selene helps draw Rome for Verrius
-a plague takes over some of Rome, starving everything that needs food
-the old kitchen boy gets executed for becoming a criminal
-Selene learns Fabius is the richest man in Rome, owning the most slaves
-Selene goes on a trip to see the Gladiators fight
-they go to a trial because Fabius was murdered
-200 of Fabius' slaves were executed because they "took part in his murder"
-more slaves were executed at dawn because they feared there would be more slaves than Romans

Alexandria

29 BC

-Selene, Alexander and Ptolemy board their mother's ship thalamegos to start on their journey to Rome
-Octavian steals all the treasures of Alexandria
-Octavian steals some of Selene's sketches and Alexander steals some of his mother's books before the romans take everything they own
-Ptolemy gets sick and dies, they throw his body overboard

Rome

28 BC

-Gallia gets kidnapped
-Gallia ends up wounded on a couch by her kidnapper and she almost dies
-Gallia gets freed from being a slave
-Gallia returns to the house anyways
-they go to visit Capri
-the Red Eagle strikes again, this time in Capri
-Selene finds out that Marcellus likes her

Rome

27 BC

-temple of Apollo is built
-the Red Eagle is at the temple and he tries killing again
-Octavian dedicates a theater to Marcellus

Rome

27 BC - 26 BC

-Lucius takes the podium
- a meeting is held about the Red Eagle
-Octavian proposes they return to the days of anarchy
-Octavian makes himself Emperor
-Marcellus and the boys go to fight against the Red Eagle
-they go to the Forum to witness another trial
-Marcellus returns 11 months later
-Augustus runs away

Rome

25 BC

-Alexander is attacked at a theater and dies
-The Red Eagle frees all the slaves and gets an arrow to the shoulder
-We find out the Red Eagle is Juba and Selene realizes she loves him
-They get together