Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

Mark Antony Character Analysis

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One of the title characters of the play, Antony is a powerful Roman who is a member of the so-called second triumvirate, the group of three men who controlled Rome in the late first century BCE following the assassination of Julius Caesar. (The other two members are Octavius and Lepidus.) When the play begins, Antony has neglected his duties in Rome (as well as his wife Fulvia) to cavort with Cleopatra in Egypt. He often seems to be under the control of Cleopatra, something his soldiers worry about, and this perhaps contributes to his defeat at the hands of Octavius—it is because he is following Cleopatra, after all, that he flees from the naval battle near Actium. However, he becomes frustrated with Cleopatra after this loss, and even blames it on her. He remains deeply devoted to her, though: when Cleopatra sends word to him that she has killed herself (falsely), he resolves to do the same. Thus, while he is defeated by Octavius in battle, it is Cleopatra who (unwittingly) causes his death.

Mark Antony Quotes in Antony and Cleopatra

The Antony and Cleopatra quotes below are all either spoken by Mark Antony or refer to Mark Antony. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Act 1, Scene 1 Quotes

Nay, but this dotage of our general's
O'erflows the measure: those his goodly eyes,
That o'er the files and musters of the war
Have glow'd like plated Mars, now bend, now turn,
The office and devotion of their view
Upon a tawny front: his captain's heart,
Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst
The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper,
And is become the bellows and the fan
To cool a gipsy's lust.

Related Characters: Philo (speaker), Mark Antony, Cleopatra
Page Number: 1.1.1-10
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Let Rome in Tiber melt, and the wide arch
Of the ranged empire fall! Here is my space.

Related Characters: Mark Antony (speaker)
Page Number: 1.1.38-39
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Act 1, Scene 2 Quotes

These strong Egyptian fetters I must break,
Or lose myself in dotage.

Related Characters: Mark Antony (speaker), Mark Antony, Cleopatra
Page Number: 1.2.128-129
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Act 1, Scene 3 Quotes

See where he is, who's with him, what he does:
I did not send you: if you find him sad,
Say I am dancing; if in mirth, report
That I am sudden sick: quick, and return.

Related Characters: Cleopatra (speaker), Mark Antony
Page Number: 1.3.3-6
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Act 1, Scene 4 Quotes

This is the news: he fishes, drinks, and wastes
The lamps of night in revel; is not more man-like
Than Cleopatra; nor the queen of Ptolemy
More womanly than he; hardly gave audience, or
Vouchsafed to think he had partners: you shall find there
A man who is the abstract of all faults
That all men follow.

Related Characters: Octavius Caesar (speaker), Mark Antony, Cleopatra
Page Number: 1.4.4-11
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Act 1, Scene 5 Quotes

O Charmian,
Where think'st thou he is now? Stands he, or sits he?
Or does he walk? or is he on his horse?
O happy horse, to bear the weight of Antony!

Related Characters: Cleopatra (speaker), Mark Antony, Charmian
Page Number: 1.5.22-25
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Act 2, Scene 1 Quotes

My powers are crescent, and my auguring hope
Says it will come to the full. Mark Antony
In Egypt sits at dinner, and will make
No wars without doors: Caesar gets money where
He loses hearts: Lepidus flatters both,
Of both is flatter'd; but he neither loves,
Nor either cares for him.

Related Characters: Sextus Pompey (speaker), Mark Antony, Octavius Caesar, Lepidus
Page Number: 2.1.13-19
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Act 2, Scene 2 Quotes

To hold you in perpetual amity,
To make you brothers, and to knit your hearts
With an unslipping knot, take Antony
Octavia to his wife; whose beauty claims
No worse a husband than the best of men;
Whose virtue and whose general graces speak
That which none else can utter. By this marriage,
All little jealousies, which now seem great,
And all great fears, which now import their dangers,
Would then be nothing: truths would be tales,
Where now half tales be truths: her love to both
Would, each to other and all loves to both,
Draw after her.

Related Characters: Agrippa (speaker), Mark Antony, Octavius Caesar, Octavia
Page Number: 2.2.150-162
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Upon her landing, Antony sent to her,
Invited her to supper: she replied,
It should be better he became her guest;
Which she entreated: our courteous Antony,
Whom ne'er the word of 'No' woman heard speak,
Being barber'd ten times o'er, goes to the feast,
And for his ordinary pays his heart
For what his eyes eat only.

Related Characters: Enobarbus (speaker), Mark Antony, Cleopatra
Page Number: 2.2.258-265
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Act 3, Scene 4 Quotes

A more unhappy lady,
If this division chance, ne'er stood between,
Praying for both parts:
The good gods me presently,
When I shall pray, 'O bless my lord and husband!'
Undo that prayer, by crying out as loud,
'O, bless my brother!' Husband win, win brother,
Prays, and destroys the prayer; no midway
'Twixt these extremes at all.

Related Characters: Octavia (speaker), Mark Antony, Octavius Caesar
Page Number: 3.4.13-21
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Act 3, Scene 6 Quotes

Octavia:
Where is he now?

Octavia:
My lord, in Athens.

Octavius:
No, my most wronged sister; Cleopatra
Hath nodded him to her. He hath given his empire
Up to a whore; who now are levying
The kings o’ the earth for war.

Related Characters: Octavius Caesar (speaker), Octavia (speaker), Mark Antony, Cleopatra
Page Number: 3.6.73-78
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Act 3, Scene 10 Quotes

She once being loof'd,
The noble ruin of her magic, Antony,
Claps on his sea-wing, and, like a doting mallard,
Leaving the fight in height, flies after her:
I never saw an action of such shame;
Experience, manhood, honour, ne'er before
Did violate so itself.

Related Characters: Scarus (speaker), Mark Antony, Cleopatra
Page Number: 3.10.22-28
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Act 3, Scene 11 Quotes

O, whither hast thou led me, Egypt? See,
How I convey my shame out of thine eyes
By looking back what I have left behind
'Stroy'd in dishonour.

Related Characters: Mark Antony (speaker), Cleopatra
Page Number: 3.11.53-56
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Act 3, Scene 12 Quotes

From Antony win Cleopatra: promise,
And in our name, what she requires; add more,
From thine invention, offers: women are not
In their best fortunes strong; but want will perjure
The ne’er touch’d vestal: try thy cunning, Thidias;
Make thine own edict for thy pains, which we
Will answer as a law.

Related Characters: Octavius Caesar (speaker), Mark Antony, Cleopatra, Ambassador
Page Number: 3.12.33-39
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Act 3, Scene 13 Quotes

Mine honesty and I begin to square.
The loyalty well held to fools does make
Our faith mere folly: yet he that can endure
To follow with allegiance a fall'n lord
Does conquer him that did his master conquer
And earns a place i' the story.

Related Characters: Enobarbus (speaker), Mark Antony
Page Number: 3.13.48-53
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Antony:
To flatter Caesar, would you mingle eyes
With one that ties his points?

Cleopatra:
Not know me yet?

Antony:
Cold-hearted toward me?

Cleopatra:
Ah, dear, if I be so,
From my cold heart let heaven engender hail,
And poison it in the source; and the first stone
Drop in my neck: as it determines, so
Dissolve my life! The next Caesarion smite!
Till by degrees the memory of my womb,
Together with my brave Egyptians all,
By the discandying of this pelleted storm,
Lie graveless, till the flies and gnats of Nile
Have buried them for prey!

Related Characters: Mark Antony (speaker), Cleopatra (speaker), Octavius Caesar
Page Number: 3.13.191-204
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I will be treble-sinew'd, hearted, breathed,
And fight maliciously: for when mine hours
Were nice and lucky, men did ransom lives
Of me for jests; but now I'll set my teeth,
And send to darkness all that stop me. Come,
Let's have one other gaudy night: call to me
All my sad captains; fill our bowls once more;
Let's mock the midnight bell.

Related Characters: Mark Antony (speaker)
Page Number: 3.13.217-224
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Act 4, Scene 5 Quotes

Soldier:
One ever near thee: call for Enobarbus,
He shall not hear thee; or from Caesar’s camp
Say ‘I am none of thine.’

Antony:
What say’st thou?

Soldier:
Sir, he is with Caesar.

Eros:
Sir, his chests and treasure
He has not with him.

Antony:
Is he gone?

Soldier:
Most certain.

Antony:
Go, Eros, send his treasure after; do it;
Detain no jot, I charge thee: write to him—
I will subscribe—gentle adieus and greetings;
Say that I wish he never find more cause
To change a master. O, my fortunes have
Corrupted honest men! Dispatch.—Enobarbus!

Related Characters: Mark Antony (speaker), Eros (speaker), Octavius Caesar, Enobarbus
Page Number: 4.5.10-25
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Act 4, Scene 6 Quotes

I am alone the villain of the earth,
And feel I am so most. O Antony,
Thou mine of bounty, how wouldst thou have paid
My better service, when my turpitude
Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows my heart:
If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean
Shall outstrike thought: but thought will do't, I feel.
I fight against thee! No: I will go seek
Some ditch wherein to die; the foul'st best fits
My latter part of life.

Related Characters: Enobarbus (speaker), Mark Antony
Page Number: 4.6.34-44
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Act 4, Scene 15 Quotes

Antony:
Not Caesar’s valour hath o’erthrown Antony,
But Antony’s hath triumph’d on itself.

Cleopatra:
So it should be, that none but Antony
Should conquer Antony; but woe ’tis so!

Antony:
I am dying, Egypt, dying; only
I here importune death awhile, until
Of many thousand kisses the poor last
I lay up thy lips.

Related Characters: Mark Antony (speaker), Cleopatra (speaker), Octavius Caesar
Page Number: 4.15.18-25
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Antony:
One word, sweet queen:
Of Caesar seek your honour, with your safety. O!

Cleopatra:
They do not go together.

Related Characters: Mark Antony (speaker), Cleopatra (speaker)
Page Number: 4.15.53-55
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Act 5, Scene 2 Quotes

Now, Charmian!
Show me, my women, like a queen: go fetch
My best attires: I am again for Cydnus,
To meet Mark Antony: sirrah Iras, go.
Now, noble Charmian, we'll dispatch indeed;
And, when thou hast done this chare, I'll give thee leave
To play till doomsday. Bring our crown and all.

Related Characters: Cleopatra (speaker), Mark Antony, Charmian
Page Number: 5.2.276-282
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Take up her bed;
And bear her women from the monument:
She shall be buried by her Antony:
No grave upon the earth shall clip in it
A pair so famous. High events as these
Strike those that make them; and their story is
No less in pity than his glory which
Brought them to be lamented. Our army shall
In solemn show attend this funeral;
And then to Rome. Come, Dolabella, see
High order in this great solemnity.

Related Characters: Octavius Caesar (speaker), Mark Antony, Cleopatra
Page Number: 5.2.427-437
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Mark Antony Character Timeline in Antony and Cleopatra

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Act 1, Scene 1
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A Roman soldier named Philo tells his fellow soldier Demetrius that Antony’s love for Cleopatra “o’erflows the measure.” Formerly a strong general, he is now entirely devoted... (full context)
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Cleopatra asks Antony how much he loves her, and he says it can’t be fathomed. A messenger brings... (full context)
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Cleopatra wants Antony to hear the news from Rome, but he says he doesn’t want to waste the... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 2
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Three of Cleopatra’s servants, Charmian, Alexas, and Iras, consult a soothsayer. Enobarbus, an advisor to Antony tells them to bring wine for Cleopatra. The soothsayer begins to tell the future of... (full context)
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...things to happen to the soothsayer. They get quiet, though, as Cleopatra enters, looking for Antony. She says that he was happy, but suddenly thought of Rome and was in a... (full context)
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Antony is now on-stage alone with a messenger, who informs him that his wife Fulvia went... (full context)
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...and says that another messenger has news. He leaves to get this other messenger, and Antony reflects that he must break free of his “Egyptian fetters.” The other messenger enters and... (full context)
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Enobarbus enters and Antony tells him that he wants to leave Egypt. Enobarbus says this will be like death... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 3
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Cleopatra and her servants are looking for Antony. She sends Alexas to find Antony and tells her that if he seems sad she... (full context)
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Antony enters and begins to speak to Cleopatra, who is greatly upset. Hardly allowing him to... (full context)
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Antony says that he has to go to Rome because of civil strife, but that his... (full context)
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Cleopatra still doubts Antony’s love for her and teases him, but allows him to leave and wishes him success... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 4
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At Rome, Octavius complains to Lepidus about Antony, who he says drinks and wastes time “in revel.” He says that Antony is as... (full context)
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Octavius wishes Antony would return, and remembers how strong and rugged Antony used to be as a soldier.... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 5
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...Cleopatra asks Charmian to give her “mandragora,” a plant that will make her sleep until Antony returns. Charmian says that Cleopatra thinks about Antony too much. Cleopatra asks a eunuch named... (full context)
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Cleopatra wonders where Antony is, and even envies his horse for getting to “bear the weight of Antony.” Cleopatra... (full context)
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Alexas delivers Antony’s message: Antony promises to conquer lands for Cleopatra and get “all the East,” under her... (full context)
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...remembers Julius Caesar as “that brave Caesar!” but Cleopatra tells her to say “the brave Antony,” instead, and threatens her not to compare Antony to Caesar. She calls for ink and... (full context)
Act 2, Scene 1
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...do well because, “the people love me, and the sea is mine.” He thinks that Antony is busy carousing in Egypt, and Lepidus merely flatters Octavius and Antony, not having the... (full context)
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...this must be false, as he is sure that they are in Rome waiting for Antony, who is preoccupied in Egypt with “all the charms of love.” He hopes Antony will... (full context)
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Pompey worries that Antony’s soldiers are twice as dangerous as those of Octavius and Lepidus, but tells Menas that... (full context)
Act 2, Scene 2
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In Rome, Lepidus tells Enobarbus to try to get Antony to speak kindly to Octavius. Enobarbus says Antony will do as he pleases, and Lepidus... (full context)
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Lepidus tries to mediate between Antony and Octavius, telling them to put aside their personal differences to deal with Pompey. Octavius... (full context)
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Octavius chastises Antony for ignoring the messages he sent to him. Antony says his messenger arrived just after... (full context)
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...agrees, noting that they can take up their dispute again once Pompey is dealt with. Antony tells him to be quiet, and Enobarbus says he forgot “that truth should be silent.”... (full context)
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Antony, Lepidus, and Octavius now turn their attention to Pompey, who is at Mount Misena, south... (full context)
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Enobarbus says that when Antony first saw Cleopatra, he invited her to dinner. She declined, though, and invited him to... (full context)
Act 2, Scene 3
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Octavius has introduced Octavia to Antony, and Antony tells her that although his business will take him from her side, he... (full context)
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Antony asks him whether his or Octavius’ fortune will be better, and the soothsayer says Octavius’... (full context)
Act 2, Scene 5
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...billiards, but then thinks she’ll go fishing and pretend that every fish she catches is Antony, so that she can say, “Aha! You’re caught.” (full context)
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A messenger arrives from Italy, and Cleopatra fears that Antony is dead. The messenger tries to speak, but Cleopatra says that he does not look... (full context)
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The messenger is finally able to deliver his message: Antony has been married to Octavia. Cleopatra is furious, and beats the messenger. She tells him... (full context)
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...away, and says she is being punished for having betrayed Julius Caesar’s memory by praising Antony. She orders for Alexas to find out what Octavia looks like and report back to... (full context)
Act 2, Scene 6
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Pompey, Octavius, Antony, and Lepidus meet to try to come to a truce before fighting. Pompey speaks of... (full context)
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...hands, agreeing to the truce, and Pompey says that they should feast together. Pompey tells Antony about some rumors he has heard of Egypt, and alludes to Cleopatra’s relationship with Julius... (full context)
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...and Menas leaves. The two men compliment each other on their military service, one for Antony and the other for Pompey. They agree that “there is never a fair woman has... (full context)
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Menas says that this marriage will unite Octavius and Antony, but Enobarbus says he is not so sure. He thinks Antony will choose Cleopatra over... (full context)
Act 2, Scene 7
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...a great feast is taking place. Servants discuss how drunk everyone is getting, especially Lepidus. Antony tells Lepidus all about Egypt, the Nile, and “strange serpents” there. Pompey raises a toast... (full context)
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...to leave the table and they speak privately. Menas tells him that he could kill Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus all on the boat and become “lord of all the world.” Pompey... (full context)
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...plays. Octavius then stops and says he has indulged in enough levity. He leaves, while Antony stays the night on the boat. Enobarbus stays with Menas in his cabin. (full context)
Act 3, Scene 1
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Having just won a military victory in Parthia, Ventidius (one of Antony’s men) talks with a soldier named Silius, who encourages him to pursue the Parthians through... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 2
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...to leave Rome and her brother. They discuss Lepidus, and joke about whether he loves Antony or Octavius more. Octavius, Antony, Octavia, and Lepidus enter, and Octavius says how sad he... (full context)
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...bad for him to do so, since he is a man. But Agrippa says that Antony cried when he found Julius Caesar killed. Octavius bids farewell to his sister without crying,... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 3
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...is inelegant. Cleopatra is pleased, relieved to think that she faces no real competition for Antony’s affections. She gives the messenger gold. (full context)
Act 3, Scene 4
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At Antony’s house in Athens, Antony complains to Octavia that Octavius has “waged / New wars ‘gainst... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 5
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In another room of Antony’s house, one of his followers named Eros tells Enobarbus that Octavius and Lepidus have defeated... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 6
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In Rome, at the house of Octavius, Octavius complains to Maecenas and Agrippa about Antony’s behavior: he has enthroned Cleopatra and himself in public on a platform of silver with... (full context)
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...secretly, without any entourage. She tells him that she has come to beg pardon for Antony. He asks her if she knows where Antony is, and she says he is in... (full context)
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...her “heart parted betwixt two friends.” Octavius says that he held off on fighting with Antony for her sake, until he learned that Antony had wronged her. He welcomes her to... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 7
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Near the town of Actium, Cleopatra tells Enobarbus that she will go into battle with Antony. Enobarbus says to himself that one should not send “horses and mares” together into battle.... (full context)
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Antony enters with his commander Canidius. He says that he will fight Octavius at sea, against... (full context)
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A soldier begs Antony not to fight by sea, saying that his army is used to fighting and winning... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 10
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Canidius leads Antony’s land forces in one direction, and Taurus leads Octavius’ in another. Octavius’ and Antony’s navies... (full context)
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Canidius enters and says, “our fortune on the sea is out of breath.” Antony’s navy has followed his example and fled. He says that he will go surrender himself... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 11
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At Cleopatra’s palace in Alexandria, Antony is ashamed of having fled the battle of Actium. He tells his attendants to go... (full context)
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Eros tries to get Antony to listen to Cleopatra, and he exclaims, “O, whither hast thou led me, Egypt?” Cleopatra... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 12
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At Octavius’ camp, his follower Dolabella tells him that Antony has sent an ambassador. The ambassador arrives, and delivers Antony’s plea to be left alive,... (full context)
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Octavius says that he has “no ears” for Antony’s request, but will pardon Cleopatra if she will either kill Antony or drive him out... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 13
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Back at Cleopatra’s palace, she asks Enobarbus what they should do, and whether she or Antony is at fault for what has happened. Enobarbus blames Antony for following her in fleeing... (full context)
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...no way Octavius will discard all of his advantages and enter into a duel with Antony. Thidias arrives from Octavius, and Enobarbus wonders to himself whether he should remain loyal to... (full context)
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Thidias tells Cleopatra that Octavius knows she did not really love Antony, but only “fear’d him,” and thus is willing to forgive her. Cleopatra agrees with Thidias,... (full context)
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Antony re-enters with Enobarbus and is furious to see Octavius’ man Thidias kissing Cleopatra’s hand. He... (full context)
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Antony reminds Cleopatra of how he found her, “a morsel cold upon / Dead Caesar’s trencher,”... (full context)
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Antony asks Cleopatra if she would really leave him for Octavius, and Cleopatra tells him that... (full context)
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Antony says he will have “one other gaudy night,” and calls for wine. He plans to... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 1
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Speaking with Maecenas and Agrippa, Octavius mocks Antony’s challenge of single-handed combat. He plans to fight “the last of many battles” tomorrow to... (full context)
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At Cleopatra’s palace, Enobarbus tells Antony that Octavius will not agree to fight with him alone. Antony resolves to fight “by... (full context)
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Antony thanks all his followers, and encourages them to “scant not my cups,” as he plans... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 3
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...from “under the earth,” and one of them interprets this as a sign that Hercules (Antony’s patron deity) is deserting him. The soldiers leave to see if they can find out... (full context)
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The next day, Antony prepares for battle, having Eros put on his armor. Cleopatra tries to help put on... (full context)
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At Antony’s military camp, a soldier informs him that Enobarbus has deserted him for Octavius, but has... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 6
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...battle, saying that “the time of universal peace is near.” He orders for deserters from Antony’s forces to be put in the front lines, so that Antony’s men will seem to... (full context)
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Enobarbus reflects on his recent change of loyalties, and notes that those who have left Antony for Octavius have not been treated particularly well. He regrets leaving Antony. A soldier enters,... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 7
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On the field of battle, Agrippa calls for his forces to retreat, and Antony enters with his soldier Scarus, who is wounded. Eros enters and happily tells them that... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 8
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Back in Alexandria, Antony thanks his soldiers and says that tomorrow they will “spill the blood / That has... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 9
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Two soldiers are keeping guard at Octavius’ camp, when Enobarbus enters, repenting for having deserted Antony. He says that he hopes to die, and begs out loud for Antony to forgive... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 10
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The next day, Antony prepares to fight Octavius at sea. He tells Scarus that he would willingly “fight i’... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 11
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...and sends his men “to the vales,” to “hold our best advantage,” planning to meet Antony’s forces at sea. (full context)
Act 4, Scene 12
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Antony and Scarus look out at the sea, but Antony cannot see the battle. He leaves... (full context)
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Antony returns, upset, and says, “this foul Egyptian hath betrayed me.” Antony’s fleet yielded to Octavius’... (full context)
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Cleopatra enters and asks why Antony is so mad. Antony tells her to leave or else he will hit her. He... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 13
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At her palace, Cleopatra complains to Charmian, Iras, and Mardian that Antony is mad. Charmian suggests that she go to her monumental tomb (which has already been... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 14
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Elsewhere in the palace, Antony talks with Eros. He describes how “sometimes we see a cloud that’s dragonish; / A... (full context)
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Antony blames his defeat on Cleopatra, who he thinks betrayed him to Octavius and didn’t truly... (full context)
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Alone, Antony says that he will follow her example and end his own life. He says that... (full context)
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Eros does not want to kill his master, but Antony tells him that this would be better than him being humiliated and shamed as a... (full context)
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Antony turns around and sees what has happened. He praises Eros’ bravery and loyalty, and says... (full context)
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Diomedes, one of Cleopatra’s servants, enters and tells Antony that Cleopatra has sent him. He says that Cleopatra is alive and “lock’d in her... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 15
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Antony tells Cleopatra that he is dying, but that he wants to kiss her one last... (full context)
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Antony tells Cleopatra not to lament at his death, but to remember him as “the greatest... (full context)
Act 5, Scene 1
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At his camp, Octavius sends Dolabella to demand Antony’s surrender. But just then Dercetas comes from Antony, tells Octavius that Antony is dead, and... (full context)
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...to go with him to his tent, where he will show them his letters to Antony which he says prove “How hardly I was drawn into this war.” (full context)
Act 5, Scene 2
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...both of them to Rome to be humiliated in public, and comedic actors will present Antony as a drunkard and Cleopatra as a whore. (full context)
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...“best attires,” and her crown, as she wants to look her best when she meets Antony in death. A “rural fellow” comes in, bringing Cleopatra a basket of figs. Cleopatra says... (full context)
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...concludes she used asps to kill herself. He orders for Cleopatra to buried “by her Antony,” and says that he pities “a pair so famous.” He says that his army will... (full context)