| Quote #1
Antony regrets that his wife is dead, and it seems he regrets that he wished her dead as well…now that it’s done. Only by getting what he wanted could he see how it wasn’t a good event to wish for at all. This retrospective thought is a kind of regret.
| Quote #2
Cleopatra admits that she is old enough to be full of vices and foolishness, but not childishness. She clearly has a moment of compassion over Fulvia’s death, even though the woman was her enemy in love.
| Quote #3
Menecrates is prophetic here when speaking to Pompey about winning the war. Pompey will indeed triumph by the truce he’ll make, but he doesn’t know now that he’ll live to regret it.