Julius Caesar

What is Antony's response to Caesar's instructions? What does this suggest about their relationship?

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Caesar tells Antony to strike his wife Calpurnia during the festival (during which two men, including Antony, run through the street of Rome and hit those they meet with goatskin thongs) to rid her of her sterility. Antony responds with, "When Caesar says 'Do this', it is performed" (1.2.12).

This response suggests Antony's complete and unquestioning loyalty to Caesar.