Explanatory Notes for Act 4, Scene 13
From Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Ed. M. Eaton. Boston: Educational Publishing Company.
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2. Telamon. Thetis, the mother of Achilles, had promised a suit of armor to the bravest of the Greeks who were
besieging Troy. In the contest for it, Ajax, son of Telamon, was defeated by Ulysses, and slew himself in a fit of madness;
caused by his disappointment.
2. Thessaly. A reference to the story of Meleager, a
Greek hero who slew a savage boar, sent by Artemis to ravage
the kingdom of Calydon.
3. Emboss'd. Foaming at the mouth.
6. Rive. The severing (rive) of soul and body is not more dreadful than the departure of greatness from the
11. Piteously. That is, full of pathos.
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Shakespeare, William. Antony and Cleopatra. Ed. M. Eaton. Boston: Educational Publishing Company, 1908. Shakespeare Online. 20 Feb. 2010. (date when you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/antony_4_13.html >.