It'll all depend on whether she's clever enough to wade through the murky chaos of the times and come through the victor on the other end. The same goes for all of her Roman half-siblings too. Unfortunate for her to die in someone else's power, but by doing so she secured Berenike's position. Berenike has been well taught And of course she's only one of two double grandchildren of Cleopatra (the other being her half-sister Arsinoe, daughter of Ptolemy Philadelphus and Cleopatra Selene). At least here Cleopatra died Queen of Kings and fittingly Imperial in rank and status, instead of a defeated client queen... Seleucus has been succeeded by his son - Alexander III Eupator. Coming up! Berenike has been well taught, but she is also young, and queen of a country unimpressive militarily. She'll have to be quick on her feet (or flat on a bed?) if she wants to survive half as long as her grandmother. Unlike Cleopatra she doesn't have much of a standing at all in Rome, so her focus is definitely...well, survival, and after that, the East. Livia will be as ecstatic as you can imagine, she's been waiting for this for a while How it will affect Imperial court politics remains to be seen. Thank you, and I can only rejoice my readers are as Juliani as I am... Well, she was an old lady...dragged off by an invading army from place to place...not as glamorous as OTL but it felt right to me.