While Proculeius is delivering Caesar’s message of comfort to Cleopatra, other of Caesar’s soldiers surprise and capture her. Dolabella enters and admits to her that Caesar means to lead her in triumph. Caesar enters and Cleopatra gives him a record of her possessions; her treasurer says that she has reported only a fraction of her worth. Caesar assures her of his goodwill and leaves. A countryman enters bringing asps in a basket of figs. Cleopatra dresses in her finest regalia and applies asps to her breast and arm. Iras falls dead, then Cleopatra dies. As the guards enter, Charmian applies an asp to herself and dies. Caesar promises to bury Cleopatra by Antony.