THE BATTLE OF ACTIUM.

CHAPTER XI.

 

¬†Perplexity of Antony.–His meeting with Fulvia.–Meeting of Antony and Fulvia.–Reconciliation of Antony and Octavius.–Octavia.–Her marriage to Antony.–Octavia’s influence over her husband and her brother.–Octavia pleads for Antony.–Difficulties settled.–Antony tired of his wife.–He goes to Egypt.–Antony again with Cleopatra.–Effect on his character.–The march to Sidon.–Suffering of the troops.–Arrival of Cleopatra.–She brings supplies for the army.–Octavia intercedes for Antony.–She brings him re-enforcements. –Cleopatra’s alarm.–Her arts.–Cleopatra’s secret agents.–Their representations to Antony.–Cleopatra’s success.–Antony’s message to Octavia.–Devotion of Octavia.–Indignation against Antony.–Measures of Antony.–Accusations against him.–Antony’s preparations.–Assistance of Cleopatra.–Canidius bribed.–His advice in regard to Cleopatra.–The fleet at Samos.–Antony’s infatuation.–Riot and revelry.–Antony and Cleopatra at Athens.–Ostentation of Cleopatra.–Honors bestowed on her.–Baseness of Antony.–Approach of Octavius.–Antony’s will.–Charges against him.–Antony’s neglect of his duties.–Meeting of the fleets. –Opinions of the council.–Cleopatra’s wishes.–Battle of Actium.–Flight of Cleopatra.–Antony follows Cleopatra.–He gains her galley.–Antony pursued.–A severe conflict.–The avenger of a father.–Antony’s anguish–Antony and Cleopatra shun each other.–Arrival at Tsenarus.–Antony and Cleopatra fly together to Egypt.

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THE END OF CLEOPATRA

CHAPTER XII.

 

¬†Infatuation of Antony.–His early character–Powerful influence of Cleopatra over Antony,–Indignation at Antony’s conduct.–Plans of Cleopatra.–Antony becomes a misanthrope.–His hut on the island of Pharos–Antony’s reconciliation with Cleopatra.–Scenes of revelry.–Cleopatra makes a collection of poisons.–Her experiments with them.–Antony’s suspicions.–Cleopatra’s stratagem.–The bite of the asp.–Cleopatra’s tomb.–Progress of Octavius.–Proposal of Antony.–Octavius at Pelusium.–Cleopatra’s treasures.–Fears of Octavius.–He arrives at Alexandria.–The sally.–The unfaithful captain.–Disaffection of Antony’s men.–Desertion of the fleet.–False rumor of Cleopatra’s death.–Antony’s despair.–Eros.–Antony’s attempt to kill himself.–Antony taken to Cleopatra.–She refuses to open the door.–Antony taken in at the window.–Cleopatra’s grief.–Death of Antony.–Cleopatra made prisoner.–Treatment of Cleopatra.–Octavius takes possession of Alexandria.–Antony’s funeral.–Cleopatra’s wretched condition.–Cleopatra’s wounds and bruises.–She resolves to starve herself.–Threats of Octavius.–Their effect.–Octavius visits Cleopatra.–Her wretched condition.–The false inventory.–Cleopatra in a rage.–Octavius deceived.–Cleopatra’s determination.–Cleopatra visits Antony’s tomb.–Her composure on her return.–Cleopatra’s supper.–The basket of figs.–Cleopatra’s letter to Octavius.–She is found dead.–Death of Charmion.–Amazement of the by-standers.–Various conjectures as to the cause of Cleopatra’s death.–Opinion of Octavius.–His triumph.

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