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Mark Antony (83 B.C. - 30 B.C.)
A look at the life of Mark Antony (83 B.C. - 30 B.C.).
# 91906 | 1,070 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 07, 2007 in History (Greek and Roman) , Shakespeare (Anthony and Cleopatra) , History (General)

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This paper reviews the life and history of Mark Antony, born Marcus Antonius. The paper discusses how, thanks to the works of famous writers like Plutarch and Shakespeare, Mark Antony has become a legend. The paper further discusses how his actions following Julius Caesar's death in 44 B.C. and his exploits with Queen Cleopatra have made him interesting reading and a source of entertainment for centuries. However, behind the many stories, there was a man who was a brave general, loyal supporter, dedicated Roman and ardent lover.

From the Paper:

"While Caesar was fighting in Egypt and Africa to defeat the last of Pompey's forces, Antonius was given the distinction of being made Master of the Horse (fact). His role was to be a politician and administrator in Italy while Caesar was out of the country. Unfortunately for him, Antonius was not good in that role and was removed in 47 B.C. and even banished from Caesar's sight for two years (unrv). Nevertheless, Antonius was able to work his way back into Caesar's circle; in 44 B.C. he was the one to offer the crown to Caesar, a circumstance much celebrated in the first act of Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar (unrv)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Heichelheim, Fritz. A History of the Roman People. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 962.
  • "Marcus Antonius." UNRV History: Roman Empire. 4 April 2006.
  • "Mark Antony." Fact Index. 4 April 2006.

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