Cleopatra , Ptolemy XIII, Ptolemy IV, Ptolemy XV Caesarion
Cleopatra VII, Ptolemy XIII, Ptolemy IV, Ptolemy XV Caesarion. In 51 BC, Cleopatra assumed power at the age of 17. She was required to marry so she took her brother, Ptolemy XIII, as her husband. He was only 12 by that time. Cleopatra soon dropped him from official documents and regarded herself as the sole ruler. Few years later, Ptolemy XIII challenged his sister-wife in order to oust her. Two court officials, Pothinus and Achilles, helped him. Cleopatra was alarmed in time so she fled to Syria, then she returned at Pelusium and was on standby.