This Day in History Entry #340

August 12th, 2015 by Wordsman

At the end, in Octavian’s grasp
She had nothing to which she could clasp
With her dynasty done
There was nowhere to run
Cleopatra then turned to the asp

Event: Cleopatra VII Philopator, last of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, dies, according to popular belief, from the bite of an asp
Year: 30 BC
Learn more: Cleopatra

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2 Responses

  1. A Fan Says:

    And she said:

    “With thy sharp teeth this knot intrinsicate
    Of life at once untie: poor venomous fool
    Be angry, and dispatch. O, couldst thou speak,
    That I might hear thee call great Caesar ass

    Couldn’t you find any rhymes for “intrinsicate” and “unpolicied”?

  2. Wordsman Says:

    How silly of me to not think of those.

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