Authors: Carolyn Meyer
Tags: #Juvenile Fiction, #Biographical, #Other, #Girls & Women, #Historical, #Ancient Civilizations
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Copyright © 2011 by Carolyn Meyer
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Map illustration by Drew Willis
The text for this book is set in Minion.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Meyer, Carolyn, 1935-
Cleopatra confesses / Carolyn Meyer.—1st ed.
“A Paula Wiseman book.”
Summary: Princess Cleopatra, the third (and favorite) daughter of King Ptolemy XII,
comes of age in ancient Egypt, accumulating power and discovering love.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 282).
1. Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, d. 30
.—Childhood and youth—Juvenile fiction.
[1. Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, d. 30
.—Childhood and youth—Fiction.
2. Princesses—Fiction. 3. Kings, queens, rulers, etc.—Fiction.
.—Fiction.] I. Title.
ISBN 978-1-4424-2245-2 (eBook)
Remembering Patricia Clark Smith
Ptolemy XII/Auletes, Cleopatra’s father
Arsinoë, Cleopatra’s younger sister
Tryphaena, Cleopatra’s older sister
Berenike, Cleopatra’s older sister
Ptolemy XIII, Cleopatra’s younger brother
Ptolemy XIV, Cleopatra’s younger brother
Crassus, wealthy Roman politician, member of triumvirate
Pompey, important Roman general, member of triumvirate
Julius Caesar, ambitious Roman general, most powerful member of triumvirate
Seleucus, Syrian guest of Ptolemy XII
Archelaus, son of king of Asia Minor
Dion of Alexandria, Egyptian philosopher and ambassador to Rome
Marcus Antonius/Mark Antony
Theodotus, tutor to Cleopatra’s brothers
Achillas, Roman general, regent to Ptolemy XIII
Pothinus, regent to Ptolemy XIII
Yuya, Cleopatra’s grand vizier
Ganymede, Arsinöe’s tutor-guardian
(characters added to help tell Cleopatra’s story)
Antiochus, grand vizier
Ako, pet monkey
Captain Mshai, boat captain, father and son
Bubu, pet baboon
Akantha, niece of Antiochus
Lady Amandaris, Charmion’s mother
Titus, nephew of Antiochus
Nebibi, royal stablemaster
Apollodorus, linen merchant