Cleopatra's Family Tree
Is it better than you expected ... or much, much worse?
More Ptolemies than you can shake a stick at (a little too many) ... and these are only the ones directly related to Cleopatra VII. Go back in time, shoot any one of them, and Cleopatra would never be born (look for the single exception).
Many, many Ptolemaic children are left out ... it would be like trying to read a jigsaw puzzle with a different name on each piece.
... and what about that pesky "legitimacy" thing? Her mother? Her grandmother?