Antony and Cleopatra Characters

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Aemilius Lepidus:

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Alexas:

Cleopatra's principal male attendant, he frequently performs services for Antony as well. Alexas appears to enjoy his superior position in Cleopatra's household. He is sometimes pompous or overbearing, and Charmian and Iras delight in making fun of his pretentious ways. After the battle of Actium, Antony sends Alexas to Herod, the king of Judea, seeking his support. However, instead of representing Antony, Alexas tries to persuade Herod to join Caesar's faction. We learn of this from Enobarbus, who comments on Alexas's treacherous behavior - after he himself has betrayed Antony. According to Enobarbus, Alexas's efforts on behalf of Caesar earned him a brutal reward: "Caesar hath hang'd him" (IV.vi.15).

Antony:

Historically, Mark Antony lived from 82-30 B.C. After the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., Antony became part of a triumvirate - with Octavius Caesar and Aemilius Lepidus - that governed...

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