• Flourish. Enter AGRIPPA, and CAESAR, with ENOBARBUS and DOLABELLA

    CAESAR

    Go forth, Agrippa, and begin the fight.
    Our will is Antony be took alive.
    Make it so known.

    AGRIPPA

    Caesar, I shall.
    Exit

    CAESAR

    5The time of universal peace is near.
    Prove this a prosp’rous day, the three-nooked world
    Shall bear the olive freely.
    Enter a MESSENGER

    MESSENGER

                                                        Antony
    Is come into the field.

    CAESAR

                                               Go charge Agrippa
    Plant those that have revolted in the vant,
    10That Antony may seem to spend his fury
    Upon himself.
    Exeunt all but ENOBARBUS

    ENOBARBUS

    Alexas did revolt and went to Jewry on
    Affairs of Antony, there did dissuade
    Great Herod to incline himself to Caesar
    15And leave his master Antony. For this pains
    Caesar hath hanged him. Canidius and the rest
    That fell away have entertainment but
    No honorable trust. I have done ill,
    Of which I do accuse myself so sorely
    20That I will joy no more.
  • Trumpet fanfare. AGRIPPA and CAESAR enter with ENOBARBUS and DOLABELLA.

    CAESAR

    Agrippa, go start the battle. We want Antony taken alive. Make sure everyone knows that.

    AGRIPPA

    I will, Caesar.
    He exits.

    CAESAR

    An era of universal peace is about to start. If this battle goes well for us, there will be peace in all three corners of the world.

    three corners of the world

    Africa, Asia, and Europe, which were all under Roman rule

    A MESSENGER enters.

    MESSENGER

    Antony has come onto the battlefield.

    CAESAR

    Go order Agrippa to put the men who deserted Antony’s army at the front. That way Antony will feel like he’s fighting his own men.
    Everyone exits except ENOBARBUS.

    ENOBARBUS

    Alexas deserted. He went to Judea as if on Antony’s business, but he persuaded Herod to support Caesar instead. Caesar hanged him for this service. Canidius and the others that left Antony are given hospitality here but no positions of trust. I’ve done a bad thing, for which I will blame myself so much that I’ll never be happy again.