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Which legendary woman is said to have committed suicide by allowing poisonous snakes to bite her?
Cleopatra, who reigned as queen of Egypt during the 1st century B.C., is one of the most famous female rulers in history. During her reign, she forged political alliances and became romantically involved with Roman military leaders Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. According to popular belief, Cleopatra committed suicide by allowing an asp (Egyptian cobra) to bite and poison her. The death of Cleopatra has been depicted in various works of art throughout history. These include the visual, literary, and performance arts, ranging from sculptures and paintings to poetry and plays, as well as modern films.
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