Season 2, Episode 1: Cleopatra VII

As the first part of our new series “Women Leaders And The Men Who Whined About Them,” we take it all the way back to the first century BCE and the legendary Egyptian Pharaoh Cleopatra VII. Growing up amid non-stop familial murder, she cannily usurped control of the kingdom from her relatives and teamed up with Rome. But where will she wind up on the Scandalicious Scale??

Referenced in this episode:

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

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