Cleopatra: What shall we do, Enobarbus?
Enobarbus: Think, and die.
's play Antony and Cleopatra
Enobarbus was a high-ranking soldier
in Mark Antony's
, and a close friend of Antony.
He could see that Antony and Cleopatra's
. After Antony was defeated
, Enobarbus deserted
Antony for Octavius
. Enobarbus later committed suicide due
to his remorse
over having betrayed Mark
Here is Enobarbus's description
of Cleopatra's barge:
The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne,
Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold
Purple the sails, and so perfumed that
The winds were love-sick with them; the oars were silver,
Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made
The water which they beat to follow faster,
As amorous of their strokes.
His full name was Domitius Enobarbus.