Was Cleopatra kind?

Cleopatra could be kind when it suited her or when kindness would advance her in some way. In other words, there was always a self-serving interest in any acts of "kindness" performed by Cleopatra. However, please remember that Cleopatra was an absolute monarch, living in an era when there was no concept of charity or public welfare or "giving back" as we have today. She lived according to different standards than ours.
Cleopatra could be kind when it suited her or when kindness would advance her in some way. In other words, there was always a self-serving interest in any acts of "kindness" performed by Cleopatra. However, please remember that Cleopatra was an absolute monarch, living in an era when there was no concept of charity or public welfare or "giving back" as we have today. She lived according to different standards than ours.