Life of Cleopatra Selene II w. Dr. Duane W. Roller

Cleopatra Selene II was the daughter of the famous historical figures, Cleopatra VII of Egypt and Mark Antony of Rome. Dr. Duane W. Roller, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, joins the show to explore what’s known about Cleopatra Selene.

Some topics explored

  • Cleopatra Selene II’s parents, the Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra VII Philopator, and Roman general and statesman, Mark Antony
  • What’s known about Cleopatra VII’s children, including a if she had a child with Julius Caesar
  • Cleopatra Selene’s parents committing suicide
  • What’s known about her siblings
  • Part of her childhood in Rome
  • Her marriage to Juba II (son of former King Juba I of Numidia)
  • Her reign as Queen of Mauritania
  • How Cleopatra Selene built the capital, Iol / Caesarea (modern day Cherchell), into a high-cultured city
  • What her ambitions may have been
  • Her death at around 35 years of age

Listen to the episode

The episode can be streamed below and is also available on major podcast apps: Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Amazon Music.

Show Notes

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