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Lepidus, the Weakest Link

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After Lepidus exits, Octavius and Antony discuss his joining their ranks and their becoming the next triumvirate. What reasons do they give for allowing him to fill this position?

A

This is a slight unmeritable man,
Meet to be sent on errands" (4.1.13-14)

B

…To ease ourselves of divers sland'rous loads (4.1.21)

C

He shall but bear them as the ass bears gold,
To groan and sweat under the business,
Either led or driven, as we point the way. (4.1.22-24)

D

Both A & C

E

A, B, and C