Cleopatra Selene II

Definition

Cleopatra Selene II (40 - c. 5 BCE) was a member of the Ptolemaic Dynasty who became the queen of Mauretania upon her marriage to King Juba II of Numidia (48 BCE - 23 CE). Though more obscure than her famous mother, Cleopatra VII (69-30 BCE), Cleopatra Selene II was a capable and respected ruler in her own right. She is considered one of the last great queens of the Hellenistic period, part of a long tradition of powerful women that included Arsinoe II Philadelphus (l. c. 318/311 - c. 270/268 BCE).

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  • 40 BCE - c. 5 BCE
    Life of Cleopatra Selene II.
  • 40 BCE
    Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene II are born.
  • 34 BCE
    The Donations of Alexandria, an elaborate coronation ceremony in which Caesarion and Alexander Helios were named King of Kings and their mother Cleopatra VII was named Queen of Kings, took place in the Egyptian capital.
  • 1 Aug 30 BCE
    After Octavian has declined to negotiate, Cleopatra reportedly commits suicide; Mark Antony stabs himself, only later finding Cleopatra still lives, and dies.
  • 29 BCE
    Cleopatra Selene II and her brother Alexander Helios are paraded in Augustus' Roman triumph.
  • c. 25 BCE - 23 CE
    Caesarea Mauretania is lavishly rebuilt and expanded during the reigns of Juba II and Cleopatra Selene II.
  • 25 BCE
    Juba II marries Cleopatra Selene II.
  • 10 BCE
    Ptolemy of Mauretania is born to Juba II and Cleopatra Selene II.
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