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(Ptolemy Caesarion), 47–30 B.C., son of Cleopatra and (almost certainly) Julius Caesar. He became joint ruler with his mother, but played no role in the great and tragic events that brought Egypt and Cleopatra to their doom.
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The focus throughout was on Cleopatra's sexual appetite as expressed in her relationship with Antony: Cleopatra's earlier liaison with Caesar, who had secured her throne, was necessarily passed over, and their son Ptolemy XV Caesarion was assassinated by Octavian's men.