Marcus Antonius (January 14, 83 BC – August 1, 30 BC), known in English as Marc Antony, was a Roman politician and general. As a military commander and administrator, he was an important supporter and loyal friend of his mother's cousin Julius Caesar. He is a boss encountered in the circle of Lust.
Antony resides in the second circle for his sins of lust, inside his lover, Cleopatra. He carries a sword and shield and wears armor made of golden hands and fingers that is grafted to his skin. Parts of the armor forms claws that pull on his lips and eye lids, forcing them open. He wears a belt with phallus shaped tendrils dangling from it and has a large scarab shaped belt codpiece. He asked Cleopatra to give him Dante as an opponent and she let him fight. Sometimes she aided him whenever he was low on health. After Antony was defeated he said to Cleopatra that she said that they would be together for all eternity. After he dies, Cleopatra attempted to seduce Dante, only to end up impaled by Dante's scythe.
Once in life, he was an officer in the armies of Julius Caesar. Antony fought bravely in Caesar's conquest of Gaul and expeditions in Brittania. Antony was even at the surrender of Vercingetorix, a chieftain who started a rebellion of Gallic Celts against Caesar's rule. Following the tragedy of the Ides of March, Caesar's nephew Octavian declared war on Antony, but they became allies once Brutus and Cassius were declared enemies of Rome. In 42 BC, Antony finally defeated Caesar's assassains at Philippi, in Northern Greece. After becoming governer of Syria, he quickly became Cleopatra's lover.
- In ancient Rome, Marc Antony (83-30 BC), under the rule of Julius Caesar, was one of Rome's greatest generals. He later traveled to Egypt, where he was seduced by Cleopatra, who also led him to desert Rome and ally himself with Egypt in its war against Emperor Augustus.
- In "The Inferno", Lucifer places Marc Antony's soul, along with Cleopatra's, in the second circle of Hell, for their sins of lust.
- Antony's shield resembles a scutum and bears the symbol of the Roman Republic, and his sword is an oversized Gladius, weapons famous for equipping the ancient Roman military.
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