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Cleopatra's Little Sister: The Cooler of the Two?

Updated: Jun 15

Detail of a classical painting of a woman with a snake arm bracelet

We’ve all heard of Cleopatra, but how many people know she had a little sister — and a pretty remarkable one at that?

Arsinoe IV was about ten years younger than Cleopatra, but my guess is that, had their ages been reversed, we’d all know Arsinoe and it would be, “Cleopatra who?”

At around 12 years old, she was commanding an army and outwitting Julius Caesar!

Listen to episode 74 of the Vocabbett podcast to learn all about her. And as promised, I’ve included the episode of “Drunk History” about her below for those who want to watch!

I said it in the podcast, but I’ll say it again here: there is a lot of profanity in this video!

It’s hilarious if you don’t mind that sort of thing, but there are about 1,000 swear words in 10 minutes and some PG-13-level vulgarity. Consider yourself warned!

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Cover Image Credit: thebonafidesa/modified from Etsy – thank you!

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