The most famous woman in Roman history was not a Roman. Cleopatra - that was her name - was queen of Egypt. Then was she an Egyptian? No, she was a Greek. Sounds like a muddle. But let’s try to straighten it out by looking at some facts. These facts are not easy to come by. Yet scarcity of information has not stopped people from creating a great many poems, plays, novels, biographies, and movies about Cleopatra.
Ten Queens, Portraits of Women of Power - Milton Meltzer