Antony and Octavius do not meet with Brutus and Cassius in a tent. They are on the battlefield itself and have a meeting out in front of their two opposing armies. As Brutus tries to get them to reason and sort of tries to avoid the fight, Antony and Octavius bait him. They claim Brutus' words are no good when they're accompanied by bad strokes . The leaders parley and exchange insults. The leaders insult each other further before parting to ready their armies for battle. Finally Octavius draws his sword and calls for Caesar’s death to be avenged. He swears that he will not lay the sword down again until another Caesar (namely himself) adds the deaths of the traitors to the general slaughter. After more of this taunting, Antony and Octavius challenge Brutus and Cassius to meet them on the battlefield.