The most accredited story on the Cleopatra's death that's what it gives us Plutarch.
Everything has been said about the Queen of Egypt and Roman historiography has certainly not been benevolent with her, but death who chose to do and how they went all the way without a moment's hesitation and fear, testify a thousand words his courage and his dignity.
As a proud and proud character, now defeat, Cleopatra did not want to give Octavian the satisfaction of bringing her in triumph as a prisoner.
The woman made fun of him, managing to kill herself despite the close surveillance she was subjected to to prevent this from happening.
With the help of some of his faithful servants, who would share the fate, Cleopatra was the most crafty and avoided the ultimate humiliation.
The official version of the facts gives it to us, as anticipated, Plutarch.
According to historian, after performing libations on the grave of Marco Antonio, who killed himself for having believed dead, the last of the Ptolemies ate a hearty meal, then a man, evading the suspicions of the guards, He managed to introduce into the room basket full of figs.
Under the leaves that covered the fruits, however, had been secretly a aspide, the poisonous snake that soon, with a bite, kill Cleopatra.
When the Romans arrived, everything was already done.
Augusto could do nothing but bring the mere image of the astute enemy of the past into triumph, represented by a coiled snake on him.
With the death of Cleopatra, Egypt finally fell into the hands of Rome (Photo gives: wikipedia.org).