Antony and Cleopatra - Act 3, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 6 Summary

Caesar, Agrippa and Maecenas are talking at Caesar's house in Rome. Their subject is the scandal of Antony publicly behaving like a husband towards Cleopatra, making her gifts of territory won by him, and appearing with their illegitimate children, as well as a child who is said to be half-brother to Caesar. Rome has learned of this, and of the rift between Caesar and Antony. Antony has claimed that he has not received his portion of the gains in the war against Pompey, and that Caesar has not returned some shipping lent by him. He has also complained about the treatment of Lepidus. Caesar has sent a reply to Antony, offering part of the gains in Sicily in return for a share of Antony's territories. Octavia arrives to make the peace, but she is told that in her absence, Antony has gone back to his...

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