The Life of Marcus Antonius
- I. Parentage of ANTONIUS.
- 2. His early acts.
- 3. He sides with JULIUS CAESAR.
- 4. His valorous deeds, and good service at the battle of PHARSALIA.
- 5. His dissolute manner of life.
- 6. How he was the unwitting cause of the conspiracy against CAESAR.
- 7. Murder of CAESAR.
- 8. Arrival of OCTAVIUS at Rome.
- 9. Patient bearing of ANTONIUS under adversity.
- 10. The first triumvirate.
- 11. Death of BRUTUS and CASSIUS.
- 12. Evil Influence of Grecian manners.
- 13. ANTONIUS falls in love with CLEOPATRA; description of her magnificence.
- 14. Extravagance of ANTONIUS.
- 15. Sportiveness of CLEOPATRA.
- 16. Death of FULVIA, and marriage of ANTONIUS with OCTAVIA.
- 17. Some account of SEXTUS POMPEIUS.
- 18. Inferiority of ANTONIUS to OCTAVIUS CAESAR.
- 19. War against the PARTHIANS and triumph of VENTIDIUS.
- 20. Quarrel between ANTONIUS and OCTAVIUS.
- 21. ANTONIUS indulges his love for CLEOPATRA, to his own great loss.
- 22. He besieges PHRAATA, and encounters the PARTHIANS.
- 23. The PARTHIANS harass his retreat.
- 24. Great sufferings of the ROMANS during their retreat.
- 25. Advice of MITHRIDATES the PARTHIAN.
- 26. The ROMANS still retreat, and cross the ARAXES.
- 27. ANTONIUS returns to CLEOPATRA.
- 28. Wars between the PARTHIANS and MEDES.
- 29. OCTAVIA comes to ATHENS. Wily conduct of CLEOPATRA.
- 30. ANTONIUS bestows kingdoms on his sons.
- 31. OCTAVIUS excites the Romans against him.
- 32. ANTONIUS and CLEOPATRA arrive et SAMOS. He divorces his wife OCTAVIA.
- 33. The preparations of OCTAVIUS for War.
- 34. Signs and omens.
- 35. The battle of ACTIUM.
- 36. Flight of CLEOPATRA.
- 37. Events after the battle.
- 38. ANTONIUS follows the example of TIMON OF ATHENS.
- 39. CLEOPATRA makes experiments with poisons.
- 40. Negociations with OCTAVIUS.
- 41. Death of ANTONIUS.
- 42. OCTAVIUS captures CLEOPATRA, and takes ALEXANDRIA.
- 43. ANTONIUS is buried by CLEOPATRA.
- 44. Interview between, CLEOPATRA and OCTAVIUS.
- 45. Death of CLEOPATRA.
- 46. The children of ANTONIUS.
The liberality of Antonius' father.
Julia the mother of M. Antonius.
Antonius corrupted by Curio.
Antonius used in his speaking the Asiatic phrase.
Antonius had charge of horsemen under Gabinius , proconsul, going into Syria.
Antonius' acts against Aristobulus.
Antonius took Aristobulus prisoner.
Antonius' acts in Egypt under Gabinius.
Antonius' courtesy unto Archelaus being dead.
Antonius' shape and presence.
The house of the Antonii descended from Hercules.
Antonius tribune of the people and augur.
Antonius acts for Caesar.
Antonius flieth from Rome unto Caesar.
Cicero reproved for lying.
Alexander, Cyrus and Caesar all contended to reign.
Caesar's ambition the only cause of the civil war.
Caesar gave the charge of Italy unto Antonius.
Antonius taketh sea with his army at Brundusium, and goeth unto Caesar.
Antonius' manhood in war.
Antonius led the left wing of Caesar's battle at Pharsalia, where Pompey lost the field.
The dignity of the general of the horsemen.
Dissension betwixt Antonius and Dolabella.
Antonius' abominable life.
Antonius laid up his stomach before the whole assembly.
Caesar and Lepidus, consuls.
Antonius buyeth Pompey's house.
Antonius married Fulvia, Claudius' widow.
Fulvia ruled Antonius at home and abroad.
Caesar and Antonius, consuls.
Antonius unwittingly gave Caesar's enemies occasion to conspire against him.
Antonius Lupercian putteth the diadem upon Caesar's head.
Brutus and Cassius conspire Caesar's death.
Consultation about the murther of Antonius with Caesar.
Antonius maketh uproar among the people, for the murther of Caesar.
Calpurnia, Caesar's wife.
Charonites, why so-called.
M. Antonius Consul. Caius Antonius Praetor. Lucius Antonius Tribune; all three brethren.
Variance betwixt Antonius and Octavius Caesar, heir unto Julius Caesar.
Octavius Caesar joined in friendship with Cicero.
Antonious and Octavius became friends. Antonius' dream.
Antonius judged and enemy by the Senate.
Hircius and Pansa Consuls.
Antonius overthrown in battle by the city of Modena.
Antonius patient in adversity.
Antonius' hardness in adversity, notwithstanding his fine bringing up.
Antonius won all Ledipus' army from him.
Varius surnamed Cotylon.
The conspiracy and meeting of CAesar, Antonius and Ledipus.
The proscription of the Triumviri.
Antonius' cruelty unto Cicero.
Lucius Caesar's life saved by his sister.
Antonius' riot in the Triumvirate.
The praise of Pompey the Great.
The valiantness of Antonius against Brutus.
The death of Cassius.
Brutus slew himself.
Antonius gave honourable burial unto Brutus.
Antonius' great courtesy in Greece.
The plagues of Italy, in riot.
Was full of sweet perfumes and pleasant songs,For in the city of Ephesus, women, attired as they go in the feasts and sacrifice of Bacchus, came out to meet him with such solemnities and ceremonies as are then used: with men and children disguised like fauns and satyrs. Moreover, the city was full of ivy, and darts wreathed about with ivy, psalterions 83, flutes, and howboyes 84; and in their songs they called him Bacchus, father of mirth, courteous and gentle: and so was he unto some, but to the
With woeful weeping mingled there-amongs.
Antonius' cruelty in Asia.
Hybraeas' words unto Antonius touching their great payments of money unto him.
Antonius' love to Cleopatra whom he sent for into cilicia.
The wonderful sumptuousness of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, going unto Antonius.
The sumptuous preparations of the suppers of Cleopatra and Antonius.
An order set yp by Antonius and Cleopatra in Egypt.
Eight wild boars roasted whole.
Philotas a physician born in Amphissa, reporter of this feast.
Philotas physician to the younger Antonius. Philotas' subtle proposition.
Plato writeth of four kinds of flattery. Cleopatra queen of all flatters.
Antonius' fishing in Egypt.
The wars of Lucius Antonius and Fulvia against Octavius Caesar.
The death of Fulvia, Antonius' wife.
All the empire of Rome divided between the Triumviri.
Octavia the half sister of Octavius Caesar, and daughter of Ancharia, which was not Caesar's mother.
A law at Rome for marrying of widows. Antonius married Octavia, Octavius Caesar's half sister.
Antonius and Octavius Caesar do make peace with Sextus Pompeius.
Sextus Pompeius' taunt to Antonius.
Sextus Pompeius being offered wonderful great fortune, for his honesty and faith's sake refused it.
Antonius told by a soothsayer that his fortune was inferior unto Octavius Caesar's.
Antonius unfortunate in sport and earnest against Ocatvius Caesar.
Orodes king of Parthia.
Ventidius' notable victory of the Parthians.
The death of Pacorus the king of Parthia's son.
Ventidius the only man of the Romans that triumphed for the Parthians.
New displeasures betwixt Antonius and Octavius Caesar.
The words of Octavia unto Maecenas and Agrippa.
Octavia pacifieth the quarrel betwixt Antonius and her brother Octavius Caesar.
Plato calleth concupiscence the horse of the mind.
Antonius sent for Cleopatra into Syria. Antonius gave great provinces unto Cleopatra.
Antonius' twins by Cleopatra, and their names.
Phraortes slew his father Orodes king of Pathia.
Antonius' great and puissant army.
Antonius drunk with the love of Cleopatra.
Antonius besiegth the city of Phrata in Media.
The Parthians took Antonius' engines of battery.
Battle betwixt the Parthians and Antonius.
The Romans' good order in their march.
Decimation a martial punishment.
The craft of the Parthians against Romans.
Antonius returneth from the journey of the Parthians.
The Parthians do set upon Antonius in his return.
The bold act of Flavius Gallus.
Canidius' fault, Antonius' captain.
Flavius Gallus slain. Antonius' care of them that were wounded.
The love and reverence of the soldiers unto Antonius.
The rare and singular gifts of Antonius.
The king of Parthia never came to fight in the field.
Antonius charitable prayer to the gods for his army.
The Romans testudo and covering against shot.
Great famine in Antonius' army.
A deadly herb incurable without wine.
The valiantness of ten thousand Grecians, whom Xenophon brought away after the overthrow of Cyrus.
The Parthians very subtle and crafty people.
Mithridates a Parthian bewrayeth unto Antonius the conspiracy of his own contrymen against him.
A salt river.
Antonius' great liberality unto Mithridates, for the care he had of his safety.
The tumult of Antonius' soldiers through covetousness.
Antonius' desperate mind.
Eighteen several battles fought with the Parthians.
Antonius triumphed of Artabazus king of Armenia, in Egypt.
Antonius pined away looking for Cleopatra.
Cleopatra came to Blancbourg unto Antonius.
Wars betwixt the Parthians and Medes.
Octavia, Antonius' wife, came to Athens to meet with him.
The flickering enticements of Cleopatra unto Antonius.
The occasion of civil war betwixt Antonius and Caesar.
The love of Octavia unto Antonius her husband, and her wise and womanly behavior.
Antonius arrogantly divideth diverse provinces unto his children by Cleopatra.
Caesarion the supposed son of Caesar by Cleopatra. Alexander and Ptolemy, Antonius' sons by Cleopatra.
Accusations betwixt Octavius Caesar and Antonius.
Antonius came with eight hundred sails against Octavius Caesar.
Antonius carrieth Cleopatra with him to the wars against Octavius Caesar: and kept great feasting at the isle of Samos together.
Antonius put his wife Octavia out of his house at Rome.
Octavius Caesar exacteth grievous payments of the Romans.
Titius and Plancus revolt from Antonius, and do yield to Caesar.
A famous library the city of Pergamum.
Furnius, an eloquent orator among the Romans.
Geminius sent from Rome to Antonius, to bid him take heed to himself.
Many of Antonius' friends do forsake him.
Antonius' empire taken from him.
Signs and wonders before the civil wars betwixt Antonius and Octavius Caesar. Pesaro, a city in Italy, sunk into the ground by earthquake.
An ill sign, foreshewed by swallows breeding in Cleopatra's ship.
Antonius' power against Octavius Caesar.
The army and power of Octavius Caesar against Antonius. Antonius' dominions. Octavius Caesar's dominions.
Antonius too much ruled by Cleopatra.
Antonius rode at anchor at the head of Actium: where the city of Nicopolis standeth.
Domitius forsaketh Antonius and goeth unto Octavius Caesar.
Amyntas and Deiotarus do both revolt from Antonius and go unto Caesar.
Antonius in danger of taking at Actium.
Antonius regardeth not the good counsel fo his soldiers.
Battle by sea at Actium, betwixt Antonius and Caesar.
A lucky sign unto Octavius Caesar. Eutychus Nicon, fortunate conqueror.
The soul of a lover liveth in another body.
Antonius flieth after Cleopatra.
Antonius licenceth his friends to depart, and givethy them a ship loaden with gold and silver.
Antonius' navy overthrown by Caesar.
Antonius' legions do yield themselves unto Octavius Caesar.
Lucilius spoken of in Brutus' life.
the fidelity of Lucilius unto Antonius.
the wonderful attempt of Cleopatra.
Antonius followeth the life and example of Timon Misanthropos the Athenian.
Plato and Aristophanes' testimony of Timon Misanthropos, what he was.
The epitaph of Timon Misanthropos.
Antonius' rioting in Alexandria after his great loss and overthrow.
Toga virilis. Antyllus the eldest son of Antonius by his wife Fulvia.
An order erected by Antonius and Cleopatra, called Synapothanumenon, revoking the former called Amimetobion.
Cleopatra very busy in proving the force of poison.
The property of the biting of an aspick.
Antonius and Cleopatra send ambassadors unto Ocatvius Caesar.
Alexas' treason justly punished.
Pelusium was yielded up to Octavius Caesar.
Cleopatra's monuments set up by the temple of Isis.
Strange noises heard, and nothing seen.
Antonius' navy do yeild themselves unto Caesar. Antonius overthrown by Octavius Caesar. Cleopatra flieth into her tomb or monument.
Eros, Antonius' servant, slew himself.
Antonius did thrust his sword into himself, but died not presently.
Antonius carried unto Cleopatra's tomb.
A lamentable sight to see Antonius and Cleopatra.
The death of Antonius.
Octavius Caesar lamenteth Antonius' death.
Proculeius sent by Octavius Caesar to bring Cleopatra alive.
Caesar took the city of Alexandria.
Caesar greatly honoured Arrius the philosopher.
Philostratus the eleoquentest orator in his time for present speech upon a sudden.
A wise man, if that he be wise indeed,Caesar understanding this, not for the desire he had to deliver Philostratus of his fear, but to rid Arrius of malice and envy that might have fallen out against him, he pardoned him.
May by a wise man have the better speed.
Antyllus, Antonius' eldest son by Fulvia, slain.
The saying of Arrius the philosopher.
Too many Caesars is not good,alluding unto a certain verse of Homer, that saith:
Too many lords cloth not well.
Caesarion, Cleopatra's son, put to death.
Cleopatra burieth Antonius.
Olympus, Cleopatra's physician.
Caesar came to see Cleopatra.
Cleopatra a martyred creature through her own passion and fury.
Seleucus, one of Cleopatra's treasurers.
Cleopatra beat her treasurer before Octavius Caesar. Cleopatra's words unto Caesar.
Cleopatra finely deceiveth Octavius Caesar, as though she desired to live.
Cleopatra's lamentation over Antonius' tomb.
The death of Cleopatra.
Cleopatra's two waiting women dead with her.
Cleopatra killed with the biting of an aspick.
The image of Cleopatra, carried in triumph at Rome with an aspick biting of her arm.
The age of Cleopatra and Antonius.
Of Antonius' issue came emperors.