History vs. Cleopatra - Alex Gendler

  • Опубликовано: 2 фев 2017
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    She was the most notorious woman in ancient history, a queen who enraptured not one but two of Rome’s greatest generals. But was she just a skilled seductress - or a great ruler in her own right? Alex Gendler puts this controversial figure on trial in History vs. Cleopatra.
    Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Brett Underhill.

Комментарии • 2 502

  • Sherry Bisslik
    Sherry Bisslik 6 дней назад

    I did a report on her once. She's one of my favorite historic figure.

  • Nicole Policarpo
    Nicole Policarpo 11 дней назад

    Why does Alex have an accent all the sudden?

  • Tray Murphy
    Tray Murphy 12 дней назад

    Just for clarification she was ruling After the time of alex was not to say he had stolen africa at that time because he hadn't

  • Chaasayad Sawapah
    Chaasayad Sawapah 14 дней назад

    She was not an actual Egyptian. She was an edomite. The true Egyptians had been long ran out of Egypt. More lies

    • Fabian Hale
      Fabian Hale 13 дней назад

      You never gave any facts. The facts are Europeans are Europeans and had nothing to do with with so called Edomites. You just want to find religious and pseudo historical justification to hate whites when the truth is people like you are madmen trying to be something you’re not.

    • Chaasayad Sawapah
      Chaasayad Sawapah 13 дней назад

      +Fabian Hale oh check out a book called The Roman Empire Rise of The Edomites. By: william Beeston. It would be helpful if you can read a bit of Latin. 😑

    • Chaasayad Sawapah
      Chaasayad Sawapah 13 дней назад

      +Fabian Hale
      The people appear under a Greek form of their old name, as Idumeans or Idumaeans, and their new territory was called Idumeaor Idumaea (Greek: Ἰδουμαία, Idoumaía; Latin: Idūmaea), a term that was used in New Testamenttimes.
      Who are the Greeks? Who are the Latina in the new testament? Rome? Would these not me descendants of Alexander? I'll wait........drops the mic. Have a good night. ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽

    • Chaasayad Sawapah
      Chaasayad Sawapah 13 дней назад

      +Fabian Hale actually you made a statement and I gave you historical facts that you are unable to disprove. Not only that, but you climbed in your feelings. You stated that Macedonia were not descendants of Edom. I showed through different sources that you are incorrect. I gave you books to research. You are unlearned and lack any viable understanding. Go get your learning up and return with some fact to prove your case....or don't. It makes me no difference. ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽

    • Fabian Hale
      Fabian Hale 13 дней назад

      No you need an education because you’ve still proven nothing and provided no answer to me. Instead you just deflect to another direction.

  • Nyan Cat
    Nyan Cat 15 дней назад +1

    She betrayed Bayek and Aya.

  • w ha t i a m A E S T H E T I C
    w ha t i a m A E S T H E T I C 19 дней назад

    That accent thou

    NAVEMAN3 22 дня назад

    Guilty or Not Guilty? Thumbs up for guilty, thumbs down for not guilty.

  • Rakasiwiii fiddihaq
    Rakasiwiii fiddihaq 24 дня назад

    They have great library but dont have good history of their queen?

  • Aniket Pandey
    Aniket Pandey 24 дня назад

    She WAS pretty much a Goddess

  • Georgia Rose Isabella Ford-Keen
    Georgia Rose Isabella Ford-Keen 28 дней назад

    Even in the History vs Augustus video, they leave out Marcus Lepidus. He was apart of the Second Triumvirate, which basically, was an alliance between Augustus, Mark Antony and himself. Though, he didn't play as big as a role as they did, so I guess that's way. He was driven into exile by Augustus.

  • BigDogJang0
    BigDogJang0 29 дней назад

    If Cleopatra was from a Greek family, then why did you guys make her brown?

  • Neil Valentino
    Neil Valentino 29 дней назад +1

    You guys Should play Assassin Creed Origins For this

  • Sketchy Getchey
    Sketchy Getchey Месяц назад

    Who’s afraid of Cleopatra, Cleopatra, Cleopatra?
    Who’s afraid of Cleopatra?

  • Amphora Morph
    Amphora Morph Месяц назад

    I’m not sure which side we’re meant to be on.

  • Xander PGK
    Xander PGK Месяц назад

    Damn! She had it all!

  • Tihanyi Dani
    Tihanyi Dani Месяц назад

    sad how the defender guy turned into a SJW by the end with no facts whatsoever

    MOHAMED EZZ Месяц назад

    Your video 📹 is the best video I have saw in my inter life it has interesting information I could give it 1000 likes

  • Froggit _
    Froggit _ Месяц назад

    Cleopatra ain't no THOT, Infact, she's the OPPOSITE of thot

  • Quanster !
    Quanster ! Месяц назад

    history vs ur mom

  • Faud Baraud
    Faud Baraud Месяц назад

    how could she died on a legend snake story that wasted all she did in her time

    • Fabian Hale
      Fabian Hale Месяц назад

      Your sentence makes no sense.

  • Hinko Sever-Koren
    Hinko Sever-Koren Месяц назад

    Ceaser never ,,lounged” in Egypt.
    Ptolomey istigated a riot in Alexandria which forced Ceaser to retreat in the royal palace for those months until his messangers finally reached the king od Pergamon who helped Ceaser escape.

    • Fabian Hale
      Fabian Hale Месяц назад

      He did after the civil war was over.

  • Cleopathra Carter
    Cleopathra Carter Месяц назад

    Well then..

  • Nin9 ZeR0
    Nin9 ZeR0 Месяц назад


  • Layla Vain
    Layla Vain Месяц назад

    ,,,,are y’all REALLY gonna pretend Rome wasn’t misogynistic.
    Are you R E A.L L Y??
    I’ll admit that was sorta a stretch but really y’all

  • Salty_Sally 3553
    Salty_Sally 3553 Месяц назад

    Yas girl work it

  • Mr Wolf
    Mr Wolf Месяц назад


    This took only one second

  • Joshua Salcedo
    Joshua Salcedo Месяц назад


  • peter raafat
    peter raafat Месяц назад

    I am Egyptian and know Cleopatra from school

  • Ambitious Jemz Astrology
    Ambitious Jemz Astrology Месяц назад


  • Augustus Caeser
    Augustus Caeser Месяц назад

    What are you talking about, I wanted Mark Antony didn’t even do anything to us, so he had to be killed.

  • farglory77
    farglory77 Месяц назад

    Putain mais j'en ai marre de cette vision moralisatrice de l'histoire comme définir ce qu'est un génocide par exemple
    Laisser cela au vrai historiens et arrêter de regarder l'histoire sous votre point de vue qui n'était pas le même avant car il avait un contexte

  • The Gaming Mia The Expert
    The Gaming Mia The Expert Месяц назад

    Loved these videos! History is my favorite!!!

  • Leonardo Rodriguez
    Leonardo Rodriguez Месяц назад

    In short: she a thot

  • Kalina The Dragon Masteres
    Kalina The Dragon Masteres 2 месяца назад

    ...😨WTF??CLEOPATRA'S RUTES WERE MACEDONIAN/GREEK?!!!I'M FROM MACEDONIA!!!😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨Sorry,I just freaked out,love this channel!!!

  • TheGamingScout17
    TheGamingScout17 2 месяца назад

    August was called Sextilus, cmon

  • Marvel Fangirl
    Marvel Fangirl 2 месяца назад

    I vote Cleopatra.

  • Bastion
    Bastion 2 месяца назад


  • Ilovekpop Got7
    Ilovekpop Got7 2 месяца назад

    Comeon, Mark Antony and Ceaser weren't kids. the affair was as much their fault,if it is,as cleapetra

  • Sparky Blaze
    Sparky Blaze 2 месяца назад

    It said that mark antony committed suicide because he thought Cleopatra committed suicide, then Cleopatra killed herself because mark antony killed himself

  • Nedra Paul
    Nedra Paul 2 месяца назад

    WHY does no body talk about Mesopotamia history.
    as an Assyrian i realy get annoyed when my ancestors history get neglected , it's full of interesting storys and rich in its history culture and inventions and also being one of the largest empires in ancient times yet nothing .
    Not to say i dont like greek or Egyptian history but im full of it.
    all the Media,movies, documentaries etc talk about these to particular mythologies .

  • Gorillaman 94
    Gorillaman 94 2 месяца назад

    Okay you know what is really true cleopatra was hot 0:14

  • Gorillaman 94
    Gorillaman 94 2 месяца назад

    Okay you know what is really true cleopatra was hot 0:14

  • 馬克手札 MarkCoffeeMap
    馬克手札 MarkCoffeeMap 2 месяца назад


  • Fag Master
    Fag Master 2 месяца назад

    I'd like to point out that she wasn't the last pharao, Caesarion was. Even though he died like 11 days after her

  • Cute_Wolf Pls
    Cute_Wolf Pls 2 месяца назад

    Thanks...now I can do my homework

  • Cute_Wolf Pls
    Cute_Wolf Pls 2 месяца назад

    Thanks...now I can do my homework

  • Captain Ghost
    Captain Ghost 2 месяца назад

    History Vs Augusto Pinochet

  • starboiraf
    starboiraf 2 месяца назад

    She actually married her brother, I think💍🙄

  • Alex Vass
    Alex Vass 2 месяца назад

    I'm named after that library 😆

  • Ro sé
    Ro sé 2 месяца назад

    Please, do Ferdinand Magellan’s Expeditions..

  • asdfghjkllila
    asdfghjkllila 2 месяца назад +1

    3:08 he went off

  • Dindu Nuffinz
    Dindu Nuffinz 2 месяца назад +1

    Too much sjw

  • rob slover
    rob slover 2 месяца назад

    interesting video, but the judge sounds like a certain frankenstein monster who reviews guitar fuzz pedals.

  • Braulio Arancivia
    Braulio Arancivia 2 месяца назад

    Cleoptra a hoe

  • Fire Nation Files
    Fire Nation Files 2 месяца назад +1


    DEAD POOL 2 месяца назад

    Have anybody heard of historia? No okay im outta here

  • Enver Hoxha
    Enver Hoxha 2 месяца назад

    So what I found out in this video that cleopatra is a THOT

  • Wolfie Art
    Wolfie Art 3 месяца назад

    Octavian... Octavian.... OCTAVIAN


  • PrimalMiltos
    PrimalMiltos 3 месяца назад

    At 3:20 why is Kleopatra depicted so much darker here I though Greeks and Romans had similar complexion.

  • Pyr0n0rmal
    Pyr0n0rmal 3 месяца назад +1

    All women... Are *queens!*
    If she breathes... She's a *_THOT!_*

  • anak labil
    anak labil 3 месяца назад

    Isnt this too graphic?

  • Evelien Keizer
    Evelien Keizer 3 месяца назад

    I think I just found the best RUclip channel ever

  • Christian Hernández
    Christian Hernández 3 месяца назад

    I guess she is innocent

  • cass lane
    cass lane 3 месяца назад

    strange no writers from her time in eygpt survived

  • Volkan Özdemir
    Volkan Özdemir 3 месяца назад

    history vs ATATURK!

  • thesuperone 342
    thesuperone 342 3 месяца назад

    The Offending Lawyer was a little weak in this one.

  • Busra Nur Ekiz
    Busra Nur Ekiz 3 месяца назад +1

    #üclkültürleniyor biraz izleyin de bilgilenin aq cahilleri

  • Skie Simpson
    Skie Simpson 3 месяца назад

    One of the speakers look like professor from power puff girls

  • Zoi Andersen
    Zoi Andersen 3 месяца назад

    What a literal queen!

  • loLLyPieZ LiCiouS
    loLLyPieZ LiCiouS 3 месяца назад

    Wait. Did they mention Cleopatra and Antony's death? Whereas Antony thought that Cleopatra died so he killed himself and the cleopatra heard so she also killed herself? Idk. Not sure. I think I forgot what I studied😂

  • jigger jones
    jigger jones 3 месяца назад

    Cleopatra wasn't a pure Egyptian; she was of mixed Greek and Egypt descent.

    • Fabian Hale
      Fabian Hale 3 месяца назад

      Kleopatra didn’t have Egyptian ancestry.

  • Game Quest
    Game Quest 3 месяца назад

    This makes me happy!

  • Weirdo McWeird
    Weirdo McWeird 3 месяца назад +1

    Can you talk about Iceland's history ? Plz!!!

  • Horselord
    Horselord 3 месяца назад

    Cleopatra... the first ancient thot

  • Aaliyah Mipanga
    Aaliyah Mipanga 3 месяца назад

    If only I can travel trough time...

  • lyla 07
    lyla 07 3 месяца назад

    history vs patroclus !

  • Fluxion11
    Fluxion11 3 месяца назад

    I will go out on a limb and guess that this was written by a millennial. 😂

  • Hufflepuff Mixer Swifty
    Hufflepuff Mixer Swifty 3 месяца назад

    So what exactly did Cleopatra do that made her so famous?

  • SpAcED_ OuT
    SpAcED_ OuT 4 месяца назад

    Cleopatra was and is always is my idol

  • Maria Giulia Rodriguez
    Maria Giulia Rodriguez 4 месяца назад

    Poor chleopatra always women are being blamed for their trying to survive and with their kingdom’s prestige

  • Sub 4 Me
    Sub 4 Me 4 месяца назад

    Otto von Bismarck

  • Kaiserin 13
    Kaiserin 13 4 месяца назад

    Do a History vs. La Malinche

  • Izzy Goggin
    Izzy Goggin 4 месяца назад

    History vs Marc Antony.
    History vs Henry the Eighth.

  • Silvia Mayo
    Silvia Mayo 4 месяца назад

    I just realized that one guy does all of the voices, cool

  • Kawii Paris
    Kawii Paris 4 месяца назад

    Everybody is freaking out how cleopatra is greek and not egyptian...So is everybody forgetting that queen Elizabeth is technically Scottish or am I just blind? XD had to get that outta my system
    Doesn’t matter that she was white or not seems like to me she was a pretty good ruler :P
    Sooo u know

  • Lina Rose
    Lina Rose 4 месяца назад

    I like history especially Egypt

  • deepanshu verma
    deepanshu verma 4 месяца назад

    Caeser did more than lounge 😎

  • Gyro Pollo
    Gyro Pollo 4 месяца назад

    If I remember correctly Cleopatra's upper garment is worth dec 1

  • gang gang
    gang gang 4 месяца назад

    PROUD SUDANESE (real egyptian)

  • kerubinjan lamorena
    kerubinjan lamorena 4 месяца назад


  • Michel Melendez
    Michel Melendez 4 месяца назад

    I love these videos!

  • GRW23g WilliAms
    GRW23g WilliAms 4 месяца назад

    why she so light tho

  • Joy Boutrosss
    Joy Boutrosss 4 месяца назад

    0.17 when the Picture of Cleopatra blinks😂

  • patricia james
    patricia james 4 месяца назад

    She was married to her brother !!

  • Joseph Gomez
    Joseph Gomez 4 месяца назад

    Pretty shoddy history. Egypt by that time was under Roman influence and Cleopatra just chose the side she thought would treat her best. They didn't come crying for help. It was kind of like how different factions in different countries chose the US or the USSR depending on the circumstances.

  • Creamy Nico
    Creamy Nico 4 месяца назад

    So basically everything they teach about cleopatra is just slander made by her haters in a different country?

  • It's_MALIHA kabir
    It's_MALIHA kabir 4 месяца назад

    hey can anyone suggest me a good book on Cleopatra??? I want to know more about her.

  • thedavid00100
    thedavid00100 4 месяца назад

    Cleo wasn't even an ethnic Egyptian. Hatshepsut deserves praise not Cleopatra

  • Armani Rodriguez
    Armani Rodriguez 4 месяца назад

    History vs Hernando Cortes now that's one we gotta see.

  • Christian Mendoza Tapia
    Christian Mendoza Tapia 4 месяца назад

    these videos are great