Cleopatra VII

Serpent Suicide


Cleopatra ruled Egypt from 51 BC till her suicide in 30 BC. She was an ambitious and bold leader who wholeheartedly related with the people. She successfully governed her country despite the Roman invaders. She is a well known historical symbol of ancient Egypt and she will always be remembered for her dedication to Marc Antony and suicide.

Love Affair With Marc Antony

In 41 BC Cleopatra began a love affair with Marc Antony, they had three children together; Ptolemy Philadelphius and twins Cleopatra Seline and Alexander Helios.

When Cleopatra learned of Marc Antony's suicide, she poisoned herself with the venom of a snake, because she could not bear the reality of his death.

Works Cited

"Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 08 Dec. 2012

"Cleopatra Biography." - Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.