Definition of Marcus antonius
1. Noun. 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).
Generic synonyms: Full General, General
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Literary usage of Marcus antonius
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"30 BC He was the grandson of marcus antonius, the greatest orator and one of the ... His father, also marcus antonius, was surnamed Creticus in derision, ..."
2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"marcus antonius (143-87 BC), one of the most distinguished Roman orators of his ... marcus antonius, nicknamed CRETICUS in derision, elder son of Marcus ..."
3. A Bibliographical and Critical Account of the Rarest Books in the English by John Payne Collier (1866)
"This portion is succeeded hy " a Letter from Oc- tavia to marcus antonius," and hy " the Tragedie of Cleopatra." " The Complaint of Rosamond " precedes ..."