On the battlefield, Brutus urges his men on. Cato is killed. Lucilius, claiming that he is Brutus in order to confuse the enemy, is captured. Antony's soldiers tell him they have captured Brutus, but when Antony asks where he is (knowing that Lucilius is not Brutus) Lucilius tells him that Brutus is safe and will never be taken alive. Antony orders that Lucilius be well treated, since he would sooner have him as a friend than an enemy.
Antony reveals his political skill. He knows how to make allies of former enemies-something that Brutus had conspicuously failed to do.