Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Mark Antony
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(Marcus Antonius; Greek Ἀντώνιος/Antṓnios)

A. Historical dimension

Marcus Antonius (83/82–30 BC; 'M.A.'), politician and general at the time of the Civil Wars in the late Roman Republic, was from 51 BC a close confidant and friend of Caesar's (Caes. B Gall. [Hirtius] 8,50,1 f.). He quickly distinguished himself as a good general and brave commander in the field (Plut. Ant. 3,2), but in private he gave grounds for rumours about his dissolute lifestyle. From 48 BC, he was Caesar's representative at Rome…

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Fröhlich, Vincent, “Mark Antony”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004675>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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