Rome. Cæsar's house. Enter Cæsar, Agrippa, and Mæcenas.
Cœs. Contemning Rome, he has done all this, and more,
In Alexandria: here's the manner of 't:
I' the market-place, on a tribunal silver'd
Cleopatra and himself in chairs of gold
Were publicly enthroned: at the feet sat
Cæsarion, whom they call my father's son,
And all the unlawful issue that their lust
Since then hath made between them. Unto her
He gave the stablishment of Egypt; made her
Of lower Syria, Cyprus, Lydia, 10 Absolute queen.
Mœc. This in the public eye?
Cœs. I' the common show-place, where they exercise.
His sons he there proclaim'd the kings of kings:
Great Media, Parthia, and Armenia,
He gave to Alexander; to Ptolemy he assign'd
Syria, Cilicia and Phœnicia: she
In the habiliments of the goddess Isis
That day appear'd, and oft before gave audience,
As 'tis reported, so.
Mœc. Let Rome be thus
Agr.Who, queasy with his insolence 20 Already, will their good thoughts call from him.
Cœs. The people know it, and have now received
Agr. Who does he accuse?
Cœs. Cæsar: and that, having in Sicily