A professional soldier and public official. He has the third largest speaking role in the play. While his role in the first two acts of the play is minimal, in the third act Mark Antony takes on a dominance maintained through the rest of the play.
Antony's first appearance in the play is as a runner in the games in honor of Lupercal. His athletic nature, as well as other virtues, are noted by Brutus who states that Antony is "given / To sports, to wildness, and much company" (II.1.188-89). Caesar also points out that Antony "revels long o'nights" (II.ii.116). This view of Antony...
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