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Smear campaign against Cleopatra

Terracotta oil lamp featuring an obscene caricature of Cleopatra. Roman, c. AD 40–80 πŸ”ž

After the suicides of Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 30 BC, Octavian began a campaign to discredit the Queen of Egypt, who put Rome on the brink of disaster. Cleopatra was declared as the most depraved harlot.

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