Mardian is Cleopatra’s chief eunuch. A singer, he entertains her at need.
He is quite capable of joking about his gelded state, which is just as well seeing as Cleopatra and her attendants have a tendency to do so whenever he’s around. Cleopatra sends him to bring Antony the false news of her death. He is among Cleopatra’s attendants when the Romans capture her, but is not present at her death.