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Characters in Alcestis

(in order of appearance)

Apollo: the god of light, music, and prophecy, who is indebted to Admetus for his hospitality
Death: the god of death, jealous of his privileges
Chorus of Thessalians: men and women of the town of Pherae, where the play takes place
Selena:

a servant of the household
Admetus: king of Pherae, famous for his hospitality
Alcestis: his devoted wife

Children:

the two unnamed children of Admetus and Alcestis

Heracles:

the great hero and strongman, famous for his appetites

Pheres:

the aged father of Admetus

Aoide:

another servant of the household


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