Plutarch and Shakespeare Compared

The Life of Marcus Antonius Antony and Cleopatra
[Because Pompey was so powerful on the sea, and because he had lately done favours to Antony's family] it was therefore judged fit that he also should be received into the peace. They met near the promontory of Misenum, by the mole of the port[.]

Misenum,
Where Pompey met
with Caesar, Antony,
and Lepidus

LEPIDUS
Time calls upon's:
Of us must Pompey presently be sought,
Or else he seeks out us.
MARK ANTONY
Where lies he?
OCTAVIUS CAESAR
About the mount Misenum.
MARK ANTONY
What is his strength by land?
OCTAVIUS CAESAR
Great and increasing: but by sea
He is an absolute master

II.ii.159-165


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