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Where did Cleopatra live?

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Cleopatra lived in several places during her life, including Alexandria, Syria and Rome. Her time in Syria was not by her choice due to being exiled from Alexandria because of her determination to rule and the people's dislike of her.

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Cleopatra was not gone long from her home before she joined forces with Julius Caesar and overthrew her brother, Ptolemy XIII. Caesar put her on the throne with her younger brother as co-regents. She left Egypt again for a time to visit Caesar in Rome where she lingered for several years before returning to Alexandria. After Caesar's death, her son by him became her co-regent and cemented her hold on the throne. Egypt grew very prosperous under her rule despite many natural disaster, like floods, that threatened her people.

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