And so it came to pass that on the birthday of Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, all Upper and Lower Egypt rejoiced and paid homage to her. Emissaries from the four corners of the known world presented the Queen with presents dripping in gold and jewels and exotic fragrances.
However, none of it meant nothing to Cleopatra because her heart was filled with ardor for Julius Caesar, the latest conqueror of Egypt and how handsome and powerful he was and she thus awaited his arrival with heart-skipping anticipation.
When he arrived at Cleopatra's palatial estate, Caesar was immediately escorted to her throne room. He was nervous and shy. He could conquer worlds with ease, but could he really capture the heart of the most beautiful woman in the world?
When he came before her, Caesar mumbled haltingly, "For a woman who truly has sprung from the loins of the gods, I have for you simply a dozen roses, a box of chocolates, and a fragrant perfume of plums and hollyhocks.
Cleoptra's heart instantly melted.
"Oh, Julie," she exclaimed, "You're such a Roman-tic!"