Cleopatra Viiphilopator vs. Elizabeth Petrovna

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World politics today have an unequal division that delegates who may or may not obtain the power. Certain labels such as masculinity and femininity associated with gender and sex tend to make one sex weaker than the other. Going form the begging of human history the word 'power' was always associated with great male figures, however, the history had seen a lot of exceptions when women showed themselves as a great rulers. Some of them are remembered for their strength, courage, or honor, or even for their treachery. If one character could stand out in Egyptian history, none other would be so worthy as Cleopatra would, the Queen of Nile, as well as Elizabeth Petrovna the third empress of Russia if taking a look at the Russian history. At first glance, the similarities between these two women may not be evident, but surely the differences are quite obvious. The first easily noticeable difference between these two women is their origin and time of their rule. Cleopatra (Greek for ''famous in her father'') , more precisely Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, was the last ruler of the Ptolematic dynasty, a family of Greek origin that ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great’s death during the Hellenistic period. She was born in 70/69 BC in Alexandria. She came to power at the age of 18 with her brother, 10 years old Ptolemy XII, after their father, Ptolemy XII, died in 51 BC. On the contrary there is the third Russian empress Elizaveta Petrovna who was born in Moscow on the 18th of December in 1709. She was the daughter of Peter I and Catherine Alekseevna, the first empress of Russia. Elizaveta Petrovna came to power as the empress in 1741 at the age of 33 years. Another differences may be found after a detailed look at their personal traits and appearance. Both Cleopatra and Elizabeth Petrovna were considered to be exceedingly beautiful and glamorous. however, Cleopatra

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