- Shakespeare, William, Ed. by Barbara Everett. The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. New York: Signet, 1988.
The Question and Answer section for Antony and Cleopatra is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Antony says it is harder to rule his wife....
Could not with graceful eyes attend those wars
Which 'fronted mine own peace. As for my wife,
I would you had her spirit in such another:
The third o' theworld is yours; which with a snaffle
You may pace...
If we're looking at the time period of Antony and Cleopatra, the most powerful Roman leader would be Caesar Augustus (Octavian).
There are many rumors surrounding Cleopatra's death. It is said that she killed herself after Marc Antony's own suicide. Antony had just suffered a great defeat after the Battle of Actium. He did not, however, take his own life until Cleopatra...