Epiphany means the revelation of a man as God. The Christian feast is commemorated on the 6th
of January (by Gregorian calendar). The Magi, or in European Continental standard the Three
Holy Kings, form part of that legend. They gripped peoples’ imagination much
more than the abstract revelation.
Cleopatra is what you might call the epitome of a VIP. After more than 2,000 years, she is as present as if she were still alive. Such eminence lends itself to storytellers and moralists alike. It offers any number of pitfalls for historians and writers, too.