Antony and Cleopatra Act II, Scenes 1 and 2: Summary and Analysis

William Shakespeare

Act II, Scenes 1 and 2: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Pompey: Sextus Pompeius, son of Pompey the Great, and now the leader of a rebellion against the triumvirate that is sufficiently serious to cause great concern among the triumvirs

Menecrates: friend of Pompey

Menas: friend of Pompey

Varrius: friend of Pompey

Mecenas: friend of Octavius. Occasionally confused with Menas

Agrippa: friend of Octavius (Caesar)

Ventidius: friend of Antony and commander of one of Antony’s armies

Octavia: sister to Octavius, wife of Antony

Summary
Scene 1 takes place at Pompey’s home in Messina, Sicily. The scene opens with Pompey’s men discussing the situation...

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