Mark Antony: A loyal follower of the murdered Julius Caesar, Antony is now a member of Rome’s ruling triumvirate. He is a successful and canny politician and a great warrior. He is a masterful leader who, in middle age, finds himself in love and totally preoccupied with the exotic queen of the Nile, Cleopatra.
Octavius Caesar: Julius Caesar’s choice to succeed him, Octavius is a member of the ruling triumvirate. He is cunning in his desire for total power. To him, everyone is expendable.
M. Aemilius Lepidus: The third member of the triumvirate, Lepidus is a man of little power or influence.
Sextus Pompeius: A Roman general, Pompey is the last focus of opposition to the triumvirate.
Domitius Enobarbus: A loyal friend to Antony, Enobarus sees the dangers in Antony’s relationship with Cleopatra.
Ventidius: A friend to Antony.
Eros: A friend to Antony
Scarus: A friend to Antony
Dercetas: A friend to Antony
Demetrius: A friend to Antony
Philo: A friend to Antony.
Candidius: Lieutenant-general to Antony
Maecenas: A friend to Caesar
Agrippa: A friend to Caesar
Dolabella: A friend to Caesar
Proculeius: A friend to Caesar
Thidias: A friend to Caesar
Gallus: A friend to Caesar
Taurus: Lieutenant-general to Caesar
Menas: A friend to Pompey
Menecrates: A friend to Pompey
Varrius: A friend to Pompey
Silius: An officer in Ventidius’s army
Schoolmaster: Acts as an ambassador from Antony to Caesar
Alexas: An attendant on Cleopatra
Mardian: A eunuch, attendant on Cleopatra
Seleucus: An attendant on Cleopatra
Diomedes: An attendant on Cleopatra
Lamprius: A Roman appearing as a mute
Rannius: A Roman appearing as a mute
Lucillius: A Roman appearing as a mute
Cleopatra: The queen of Egypt, Cleopatra is perhaps the most exotic and romantic figure of her time. She is also an adroit politician who has survived Rome’s conquest as well as the other political difficulties of her day. She is extremely intelligent, as well as beautiful and is seldom gotten the best of. She finds herself in love, perhaps for the first time, with Antony.
Octavia: A sister to Octavius, Octavia becomes Antony’s wife in an attempt to mend relationships between Antony and Octavius