Ptolemy XII (Cleopatra's Father) expelled from Egypt
Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy XIII marry
Ptolemy XII Dies
Ptolemy XII Returns to Power
Ptolemy XIII (and his guardians) expel Cleopatra
Julius Caesar arrives in Egypt
Julius Caesar was engaged in a war with Pompey who had fled to Egypt. Pompey was assassinated before Caesar was able to get to him. Caesar had idle time and was in Egypt. Cleopatra arranges to meet Caesar while disguised in a carpet.
Cleopatra and Caesar Unite
Caesar helps Cleopatra win back her throne and Cleopatra becomes his mistress. Cleopatra's brother Ptolemy XIII dies and her younger brother Ptolemy XIV becomes co-ruler with her.
Cleopatra gives birth to Caesar's Son: Caesarion
Caesar builds gold statue of Cleopatra in Rome in her honor
Caesar declares himself Dictator
45 BC - 44 BC
Caesar conquered all of his enemies and declared himself Dictator.
Cleopatra returns to Egypt
Marc Antony and Cleopatra fall in Love
Marc Antony calls on Cleopatra for help to battle Tarsus. At their meeting, they fall in love. Cleopatra orders the murder of her sister Arsenoe - who is a potential threat to her throne.
Cleopatra bears Marc Antony's Children
Cleopatra bears twins to Marc Antony and to keep truce in Rome, Marc Antony marries the sister of Octavian, Julius Caesar's adopted son.
Cleopatra tries to allign with Herod
Herod rejects Cleopatra and Cleopatra vows revenge
Cleopatra and Marc Antony marry
Marc Antony betrays Octavian and Octavia by marrying Cleopatra, even though he is married to Octavia. Marc Antony gives portions of Roman Territory to Cleopatra which enrages the Romans and makes war inevitable.
Cleopatra bears Marc Antony another son
36 BC - 35 BC
Marc Antony plans to move Capital from Rome to Alexandria
Roman citizens are very upset.
Cleopatra and Marc Antony live together in Greece
32 BC - 31 BC
Battle at Actium - Octavian attacks Cleopatra and Marc Antony
Marc Antony and Cleopatra flee the Battle of Actium.