Wonder-Woman Playing Cleopatra Sparks Racial Controversy

Updated: Oct 23



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Author Ashley Cowie

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15 OCTOBER, 2020

There is perhaps no better way of instigating argument in modern society than bringing up ethnicity, race or gender, and with this in mind I petition that you, the reader, to stay on “my side” throughout this article, no matter how sensitive it gets. Ancient Origins does not want to take a side, but just to try to work out if there is actually an answer in this debate. But what we have in front of us here is the hazardous task of together navigating the latest race controversy surrounding the casting for a forthcoming Hollywood movie telling the story of Egypt’s legendary Queen Cleopatra. It’s going to be bumpy, so buckle in.

What The Historians Say About Cleopatra’s Parents

According to Patricia Southern, a highly-respected English historian of classical Rome, Cleopatra VII was the last ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt and she was a descendant of its founder Ptolemy I Soter, a Macedonian Greek general and companion of Alexander the Great . This is according to Southern’s 2007 book: Antony and Cleopatra: The Doomed Love Affair That United Ancient Rome and Egypt .

Scholars generally identify Cleopatra as having been of Greek (Macedonian) ancestry with some Persian and Syrian blood, based on evidence that her Macedonian Greek family (the Ptolemaic dynasty) intermingled with the Seleucid aristocracy of the time. But the true origins of her mother remain inconclusive, and this uncertainty does much to fuel the debate. The Wonder Woman Cleopatra race controversy is all about her ancient royal lineage and it certainly has created a storm.


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