Coriolanus Characters

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Adrian:

He appears in IV.iii, where the designation for his speeches is the anonymous "Volscian." While traveling from Antium to Rome, Adrian unexpectedly meets Nicanor, a Roman spy. Adrian welcomes the news that Nicanor is bringing to Antium: Coriolanus has been banished, the Roman nobles are irate, and the political situation is unstable.

Aediles:

They are minor public officials who serve as assistants to the tribunes. In III.i, after Brutus and Sicinius declare that Coriolanus is a traitor, the aediles are instructed to seize him. Coriolanus resists arrest and strikes the aediles. In III.iii, following orders from the tribunes, an aedile assembles a crowd of plebeians and tells them what to say and do when Coriolanus returns to the marketplace to answer the charges against him. The aedile helps inflame the mob against Coriolanus. In IV.vi, a report about the Volscian army's renewed attack on...

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