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— Antony, at Caesar's funeral
Marcus Antonius (14 January 83 BC 1 August 30 BC) was a Roman general and politician. Lover of Cleopatra VII, ally of Julius Caesar, rival of Octavian, enemy of Cicero.
One of the most famous Romans in history, Mark Antony was an important and tragic figure in the Roman Republic's transition into the The Roman Empire.
Depictions in media:
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- Antony appears in Dictator, the final novel of Robert Harris' Cicero trilogy.
- He's a prominent character in Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series, and portrayed as a brave soldier but also a vain and promiscuous drunk.
- He's played by James Purefoy in the HBO miniseries Rome.