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Authors: Carolyn Meyer

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Cleopatra Confesses

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An imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division
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This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Copyright © 2011 by Carolyn Meyer

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Book design by Krista Vossen

Map illustration by Drew Willis

The text for this book is set in Minion.

Manufactured in the United States of America

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Meyer, Carolyn, 1935-

Cleopatra confesses / Carolyn Meyer.—1st ed.

p. cm.

“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).

ISBN 978-1-4169-8727-7
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.
4. Egypt—History—332-30
.—Fiction.] I. Title.
PZ7.M5685Cl 2011


ISBN 978-1-4424-2245-2 (eBook)

Remembering Patricia Clark Smith



Part I: The King of Egypt

Chapter 1: King Ptolemy XII

Chapter 2: Homecoming

Chapter 3: Father

Chapter 4: Waiting

Chapter 5: Conversation

Chapter 6: Festival of Isis

Part II: The Nile

Chapter 7: The Royal Boat

Chapter 8: Promise and Warning

Chapter 9: Sais

Chapter 10: Pyramids

Chapter 11: Dinner Guests

Chapter 12: Crocodiles

Chapter 13: Expecting Trouble

Chapter 14: Dangerous Passage

Part III: Upper Egypt

Chapter 15: Charmion

Chapter 16: The Bath

Chapter 17: Temples

Chapter 18: Dancers

Chapter 19: Titus

Chapter 20: Shipwreck

Chapter 21: Repairs

Part IV: Into Exile

Chapter 22: Return

Chapter 23: Promise

Chapter 24: Announcement

Chapter 25: Two Queens

Part V: The Rivals

Chapter 26: Year 2 of The Cleopatras

Chapter 27: Tryphaena and Titus

Chapter 28: Berenike

Chapter 29: Seleucus

Chapter 30: Archelaus

Chapter 31: Bucephala

Chapter 32: The King’s Return

Part VI: Father’s Return

Chapter 33: Year 27 of Ptolemy XII

Chapter 34: The New Queen

Chapter 35: Studies in Ruling

Chapter 36: Illness

Chapter 37: Death of The King

Part VII: The New Pharaohs

Chapter 38: Coronation

Chapter 39: Buchis

Chapter 40: Ruling

Chapter 41: Challenges

Chapter 42: Ptolemy’s Banquet

Part VIII: The Queen’s Flight

Chapter 43: At Sea

Chapter 44: Ashkelon

Chapter 45: Caesar’s Orders

Part IX: The Queen’s Return

Chapter 46: Disguises

Chapter 47: Meeting Caesar

Chapter 48: Brother-Husband

Chapter 49: Arsinoë

Chapter 50: Ganymede

Chapter 51: The Battle

Chapter 52: Ptolemy XIV

Part X: Queen Cleopatra

Chapter 53: The Queen’s Boat

Chapter 54: Farewell Journey


Cleopatra in History

A Note From The Author

About The Research for This Book:


Internet Resources

Time Line

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

Egyptian Calendar

About The Author



Cleopatra VII

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

Nebtawi, bodyguard

Ako, pet monkey

Panya, nurse

Irisi, servant

Monifa, servant

Demetrius, tutor

Captain Mshai, boat captain, father and son

Bubu, pet baboon

Akantha, niece of Antiochus

Charmion, dancer

Lady Amandaris, Charmion’s mother

Titus, nephew of Antiochus

Nebibi, royal stablemaster

Bucephala, horse

Sepa, bodyguard

Hasani, bodyguard

Yafeu, messenger

Apollodorus, linen merchant

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