Mark Antony

Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Mark An·to·ny

 (ăn′tə-nē) or Mark An·tho·ny (ăn′thə-nē) Originally Marcus Antonius. 83?-30 bc.
Roman orator, politician, and soldier. His love affair with Cleopatra split the triumvirate he had formed with Octavian and Lepidus and led to war. In 31 bc the forces of Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian at Actium, and both subsequently committed suicide.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Mark Antony

(Biography) See Antony
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈæn tə ni)

Mark (Marcus Antonius), 83?–30 B.C., Roman general: friend of Caesar; rival of Augustus Caesar.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mark Antony - Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic warsMark Antony - Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars; repudiated his wife for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Egyptian queen Cleopatra's lover Mark Antony is a Roman general, and in Shakespeare's play 'Antony and Cleopatra,' he motivates a soldier to battle with these words:
In his epic funeral oration ("Friends, Romans, countrymen"), Mark Antony leads the crowd - who had hailed Brutus and fellowassassins as heroes - to reconsider.
In the play, General Mark Antony rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome, following the aftermath of Julius Caesar's assassination.
Writing for the local-media outlet, Al-Ahram Weekly, Hawas stated that media outlets mistakenly spread the news of suspecting to find the temple where the last ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Cleopatra and her lover Mark Antony, are buried, and falsely reported the Taposiris Magna Temple as the location, which is about 45 kilometres west of Alexandria.
43 BC: Cicero (Marcus Tullius), the great Roman orator, was executed for a series of attacks on Mark Antony.
Just for the fun of it VVGOOGLING a runner Octavia Minor 1.50 Ascot Octavia Minor was the elder sister of the first Roman Emperor Augustus and the fourth wife of Mark Antony. By a senatorial decree, they married in October 40 BC in a politically motivated attempt to cement the uneasy alliance between her brother Octavian and Mark Antony, who ruled alongside Marcus Lepidus.
The Religious Spirit of Plutarch of Chaironeia first appeared in 1987, and The Life of Mark Antony in 1992, both originally in German.
As she teases, enrages and arouses the passions of Mark Antony (an impressive Antony Byrne), we sense foreboding - the luxuriant scenes in Egypt emphatically contrasting with the coldness of those in Rome - gently underpinned by Laura Mvula's superb musical accompaniment.
Her energetic portrayal has all the attributes Shakespeare gives to the Egyptian queen as she teases, enrages and arouses the passions of Mark Antony, an impressive Antony Byrne.
BORN MARK Antony, Roman general, 83BC FAYE Dunaway, US actress, 1941, above DAVE Grohl, American rock musician, 1969 DIED LEWIS Carroll, British author, 1895 HUMPHREY Bogart, US film star, 1957, above SHELLEY Winters, US actress, 2006
2 CARRY ON CLEO (1964) THE Carry On team made regular forays into the past over the years (Carry On Up The Khyber and the awful Carry On Columbus), but Sid James as Mark Antony makes this one memorable.
Who was the wife of Mark Antony whom he divorced in favour of Cleopatra?