The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra
by William Shakespeare
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The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra Act III, Scene v Summary

  • The plot thickens in Athens, as Enobarbus and Eros let us in on how deep the treachery runs.
  • Caesar used Lepidus’ forces to defeat Pompey, but denied him his share of the spoils of the battle.
  • Further, Caesar has accused Lepidus of siding with Pompey, and has imprisoned him and taken his share of the triumvirate’s power.
  • Caesar has also had some shady dealings in getting an officer of Lepidus’ to murder Pompey, which Antony is furious about.
  • Antony prepares his naval fleet to go battle Caesar in Rome.

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