Den kulturelle forbindelse mellem datidens Makedonien og Grækenland er ofte antydet, se ex.:
Jones, Prudence J. (2006). Cleopatra: A Sourcebook. University of Oklahoma Press. s. 14. They were members of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Macedonian Greeks, who ruled Egypt after the death of its conqueror, Alexander the Great.
Pomeroy, Sarah B. (1990). Women in Hellenistic Egypt. Wayne State University Press. s. 16. while Ptolemaic Egypt was a monarchy with a Greek ruling class.
Redford, Donald B., (red.) (2000). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. Oxford University Press. Cleopatra VII was born to Ptolemy XII Auletes (80–57 BCE, ruled 55–51 BCE) and Cleopatra, both parents being Macedonian Greeks.