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Mark Antony was a cunning strong-willed and loyal Roman He was a devoted friend to Caesar He looked at life as a game in which he had a significant part to play and played that part with excellent refinement and skill Antony was a devoted follower of Julius Caesar Because he was a good friend he was willing to be second hand to Caesar the new king Whilst Caesar would become the king the most valuable but least powerful piece in chess he would become the rook a semi-valuable very important piece He wanted the crown to be given to Caesar so that the political vacuum would be filled and no conflicts would occur Antony was unsettled by Caesars death but mainly sought to use this to his advantage and gain power He showed how clever and cunning he could be when he convinced the crowd at Caesars funeral ceremony to side with him and not with the murderers The people became excited and rowdy when he teased them about the will waving it in the air and pretending as if he was not going to read it Antony took advantage of the public idiocy when he first pretended to respect the conspirators calling them honorable men and then slowly proving that they were not He spoke out against them because he wanted power for himself and unlike Brutus he was politically ambitious and so believed that if he could take control while the state was in turmoil he will remain in power He was alone in making this oration showing he had the confidence and courage needed to take charge Rome began to collapse once Caesar was killed so Antony joined the new government in order to lead the Roman people into a new age of prosperity He did this partly due to a feeling of responsibility as Caesars friend and also from his own ambitions Antony was viewed as a threat by all
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