What Impact Did Cleopatra Have on Society?


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Cleopatra had very little impact on society, in spite of the fact that she acted as a feminist centuries before feminism came into vogue. She used her intelligence and femininity in the best interests of her country.

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Cleopatra used her feminine wiles to seduce both Caesar and Mark Antony, and gave birth to children from both men. She gained political influence with each conquest. She ruled her empire during a time when women were expected to take a back seat to male rulers. Cleopatra affiliated herself closely with her Egyptian subjects and was admired by them but, in the end, her affiliation with Rome's political activity cost her the rule and her life.

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