What work did Cleopatra do that is important?

Cleopatra actually did nothing of importance. Many people seem to forget that she was only a minor queen of the Ptolemaic dynasty. However she was a victim of circumstances, so to speak. She was the tool that Octavian used to stir up resentment in Rome against Antony and ultimately the war which gave Octavian supreme power. Her importance has been hyped up due to the changes that occurred following her reign, her death and her personal life.

Cleopatra actually did nothing of importance. Many people seem to forget that she was only a minor queen of the Ptolemaic dynasty. However she was a victim of circumstances, so to speak. She was the tool that Octavian used to stir up resentment in Rome against Antony and ultimately the war which gave Octavian supreme power. Her importance has been hyped up due to the changes that occurred following her reign, her death and her personal life.