CIVIL WAR BETWEEN ANTONY AND OCTAVIUS

Antony was now to have the East, and Octavius the West.
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To humiliate Antony and to insure his own popularity, the young Octavius sold his own estates, borrowed money of his friends, and paid the legacies which Caesar had promised to the people.

The real work of the triumvirate was to be done by Antony and Octavius.
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But Antony Soon grew tired of Octavia, and became fascinated by Cleopatra, the “Serpent of the Nile.” His time was divided between campaigns in Parthia and dissipations in Egypt.

Octavius was driven back by Brutus, while Antony, more fortunate, drove back the wing commanded by Cassius.
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With the help of his friend and able general, Agrippa, and with the aid of a hundred ships lent him by Antony, Octavius destroyed the forces of Pompeius.

As the fleet of Antony emerged from the strait, it was immediately attacked by Octavius and Agrippa.
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Antony especially desired a proscription, as he was surrounded by thousands of personal enemies, chief among whom was Cicero, the author of the “Philippics.” Octavius was reconciled to the horrible work as a matter of policy; and Lepidus acquiesced in it as a matter of indifference.

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But Antony well understood against whom the war was directed; and he replied by publicly divorcing Octavia, and accepting his real position as the public enemy of Rome.

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In his final fluctuation of ethos, Antony characterizes Brutus once again as honorable, but with marked sincerity.Harold Bloom, in his essay on the play, remarks that he feels the play could have been called “The Tragedy of Marcus Brutus”14, because much of the psychological introspection and weighing of the political gravitas of the assassination of Caesar is worked out in the words of Brutus.