When Antony asked Cleopatra to meet with him, Cleopatra decided that she had another opportunity to return to power both in Egypt, and in Rome. She had made one ruler of Rome fall in love with her. Could she conquer another Roman leader's heart? She agreed to meet with Mark Anthony in 42 B.C. and her royal ship was prepared to take her to him.
The legend says that when Cleopatra went to meet him she was dressed as Venus the Roman love goddess, and had her maid dressed as fairies and filled her ship with flowers as it is said that Rome could smell her fragrance before her ship was seen from shore.
On first sight Antony was love struck and forgetting his duties followed her to Alexandria and spent the winter with her.
The story goes on until they get married and takes Alexandria as his final home, deserting his country and his wife for the sake of the beautiful Cleopatra, which angered his people back in rome, and they decided to declare war on Egypt, Antony was killed in the war, and Cleopatra killed herself in grief over Anthony.