Antony and Cleopatra Act III, Scenes 5, 6, and 7: Summary and Analysis

William Shakespeare

Act III, Scenes 5, 6, and 7: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Eros: friend and servant of Mark Antony

Towrus: second in command of Octavius’ army

Camidius (Canidius): second in command of Antony’s army

Summary
In Scene 5 at Antony’s house in Athens, somewhat later in the day than the previous scene, Enobarbus and Eros discuss the existing political situation, primarily as it concerns Octavius and Antony. Octavius has seized and imprisoned Lepidus—that after the two triumvirs had fought a successful campaign against Pompey.

Scene 6 takes place in Rome, just after Octavia has arrived from Athens. Octavius (Caesar) receives Octavia and tells her that Antony has greatly wronged her and has enlisted...

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