Kanye West Lyrics Perfectly Describe The Story Of Julius Caesar And Cleopatra

Shakespeare would either be proud or he’s rolling in his grave. This is a continuation of history and lyrical poetry.

1. Julius Caesar on meeting Cleopatra for the first time:

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2. Caesar restores Cleopatra to the throne:

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3. Cleopatra gives birth to Ptolemy Caesar:

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Close enough. Ptolemy was around 17 when he died.

4. Caesar refuses to name Ptolemy as his heir:

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5. Cleopatra arrives in Rome and it’s a huge scandal:

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6. And Caesar declares:

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7. Caesar is murdered by the senate on The Ides of March. “Et, tu Brute?”:

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8. Cleopatra meets Marc Antony:

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9. Octavian talking shit about the whole affair:

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10. And problems ensue:

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11. Antony when Cleopatra turns her ships around and ditches him after Octavian sends a Roman fleet to conquer Egypt:

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12. Cleopatra ends it all after Octavian successfully invades Egypt:

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