Antony and Octavius plot to take control of Rome.

Characters

Antony
Octavius
Lepidus

Scene Summary

Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus are coming up with a list of senators to assassinate, including a Lepidus' brother and Antony’s nephew. When Lepidus leaves, Antony expresses his disdain for him, to Octavius’ surprise. Antony explains that he plans to use Lepidus in the fight against Brutus and Cassius, but to deny him any real power once the conflict is over.