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.
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.
Caesar conquered all of his enemies and declared himself Dictator.
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 twins to Marc Antony and to keep truce in Rome, Marc Antony marries the sister of Octavian, Julius Caesar's adopted son.
Herod rejects Cleopatra and Cleopatra vows revenge
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.
Roman citizens are very upset.
Marc Antony and Cleopatra flee the Battle of Actium.