Cleopatra and Julius Caesar's Relationship: What Happened And Why Were They Together

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in a publicity still issued for the film Cleopatra in 1963. The historical drama starred Burton as Mark Antony and Taylor as Cleopatra. (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

If you're fan of romance stories from the classical era or just old epic movies starring Elizabeth Taylor, you're probably familiar with the life of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, and her love affair with Julius Caesar, followed by her romance with Caesar's friend and general, Mark Antony. But there's a lot you may not know about this ancient love triangle.