Who were Antony and Cleopatra?
Mark Anthony (Marcus Antonius) was a Roman general,grandnephew, and heir to Julius Caesar.
After Caesar's assassination Antony,Octavian and Lepidus ruled the Roman Empire. They fell out and fought a civil war. Anthony lost and committed suicide.
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, was his lover at the time and also had to commit suicide with the help of a poisonous snake.