Antony and Cleopatra Characters

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Aemilius Lepidus:

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Agrippa:

A Roman officer, he is Caesar's aide and closest confidante. He is the one who suggests that a marriage between Octavia and Antony would be the most effective way to reconcile the differences between Caesar and Antony. Commentators generally agree that the idea is Caesar's and that he has instructed Agrippa to launch the suggestion. Agrippa and Maecenas, another aide to Caesar, make up the audience for Enobarbus's speech about Cleopatra and her barge. Maecenas disapproves of what he hears. Agrippa, however, is captivated by the picture conjured up by Enobarbus. "O rare for Antony!" and "Rare Egyptian," he blurts out (II.ii.205,218) during Enobarbus's narrative. Agrippa is a steadfast supporter of Caesar, but he also appears to have at least some measure of sensitivity to the delights of Egypt.

Alexas:

Cleopatra's principal male attendant, he frequently performs services for Antony as well. Alexas...

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