Plutarch and Shakespeare Compared

The Life of Marcus Antonius Antony and Cleopatra
Caesar's answer [to Antony's accusations] was as follows: that he had put Lepidus out of government because of his own misconduct; that what he had got in war he would divide with Antony, so soon as Antony gave him a share of Armenia; that Antony's soldiers had no claims in Italy, being in possession of Media and Parthia, the acquisitions which their brave actions under their general had added to the Roman empire. AGRIPPA
Sir, this should be answered
OCTAVIUS CAESAR
'Tis done already, and the messenger gone.
I have told him, Lepidus was grown too cruel;
That he his high authority abused,
And did deserve his change: for what I have con-
quer'd, I grant him part; but then, in his Armenia,
And other of his conquer'd kingdoms, I
Demand the like.

III.vi.30-37


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