Sentence Examples with the word Asp

Antony committed suicide, in the mistaken belief that she had already done so, but Octavian refused to yield to the charms of Cleopatra who put an end to her life, by applying an asp to her bosom, according to the common tradition, in the thirty-ninth year of her age (29th of August, 30 B.C.).

Roman sphinxes of a late period have sometimes a man's, sometimes a woman's head with an asp on the forehead.