Timon of Athens



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AlcibiadesAlcibiades (hist) is a soldier who turns renegade when one of his junior officers is sentenced to death, and true friend of Timon in Timon of Athens.
All (10)
All LadiesSeveral ladies dance in a masque, in Timon of Athens.
All Lords (2)Three Lords are among the flatterers, and false friends, of Timon in Timon of Athens.
All ServantsNumerous servants appear in Timon of Athens: Isidore's Servant pursues his master's claim for money due from Timon. (Isidore is not a character.) Lucius' Servant (at one point addressed as Lucius) is among the servants clamouring for payment of their master's debts in the second such scene, prompting Timon to announce his second feast. Lucullus' Servant announces Flaminius' arrival at Lucullus' home, and provides wine.Two of Varro's servants pursue their master's claim for money due from Timon. (Varro is not a character, although his first servant is at one point addressed as Varro.) A servant to the First Lord reports that horses are ready, for Lords to leave Timon's first feast.Three servants of Timon make announcements at Timon's first feast, and later - with Flavius - mourn for Timon's poverty, and the loss of their jobs. A servant of Timon approaches Sempronius - unsuccessfully - with a request for funds for Timon. Three of Timon's servants are named characters: Flaminius, Lucilius and Servilius.
ApemantusApemantus is a churlish philosopher in Timon of Athens.
BanditsThree Bandits in Timon of Athens seek Timon's gold, but he persuades them to give up villainy.
Both (7)
CaphisCaphis is the servant of a Senator in Timon of Athens, sent to collect a debt due from Timon.
CupidCupid (myth) reads the prologue to a masque in Timon of Athens.
First BanditThree Bandits in Timon of Athens seek Timon's gold, but he persuades them to give up villainy.
First Lady (3)Several ladies dance in a masque, in Timon of Athens.
First Lord (8)Three Lords are among the flatterers, and false friends, of Timon in Timon of Athens.
First Senator (4)At least four Senators, or more (depending upon if and how they are doubled) appear in Timon of Athens: A Senator is a creditor of Timon, and sends Caphis to collect the debt. Three Senators anger Alcibiades by insisting upon a death sentence for his friend. Two Senators visit Timon in the woods, begging his assistance for Athens. Two further Senators hear of the failure of the previous two Senators' approach to Timon. Two Senators negotiate Athens' surrender to Alcibiades. Senators are also supernumerary characters at Timon's second feast.
First Servant (7)Numerous servants appear in Timon of Athens: Isidore's Servant pursues his master's claim for money due from Timon. (Isidore is not a character.) Lucius' Servant (at one point addressed as Lucius) is among the servants clamouring for payment of their master's debts in the second such scene, prompting Timon to announce his second feast. Lucullus' Servant announces Flaminius' arrival at Lucullus' home, and provides wine.Two of Varro's servants pursue their master's claim for money due from Timon. (Varro is not a character, although his first servant is at one point addressed as Varro.) A servant to the First Lord reports that horses are ready, for Lords to leave Timon's first feast.Three servants of Timon make announcements at Timon's first feast, and later - with Flavius - mourn for Timon's poverty, and the loss of their jobs. A servant of Timon approaches Sempronius - unsuccessfully - with a request for funds for Timon. Three of Timon's servants are named characters: Flaminius, Lucilius and Servilius.
First Stranger (6)Three Strangers (one of them named Hostilius) witness Lucius' hypocrisy in claiming he would help Timon, but then failing to do so, in Timon of Athens.
FlaminiusFlaminius is a servant of Timon, sent - unsuccessfully - to seek money for his master from Lucullus, in Timon of Athens.
Flavius (2)Flavius is the loyal steward to Timon in Timon of Athens, who tries - and fails - to prevent his master's collapse into poverty.
Fool (2)A Fool appears briefly in Timon of Athens.
Fourth Lord (2)Three Lords are among the flatterers, and false friends, of Timon in Timon of Athens.
HortensiusHortensius is a servant, sent to extract payment of a debt from Timon in Timon of Athens.
JewellerA Jeweller sells a jewel to Timon in Timon of Athens.
Lucilius (2)Lucilius is a servant of Timon in Timon of Athens. He loves the daughter of the Old Athenian, and Titus provides him with a fortune, to make him her equal.
LucullusLucullus is a lord in Timon of Athens, who flatters Titus but proves a false friend.
MerchantA merchant speaks well of Timon, in the opening scene of Timon of Athens.
Messenger (22)Three messengers are minor characters in Timon of Athens: one negotiates Ventidius' bail, another announces Alcibiades arrival at Timon's first feast with companions, the third announces Alcibiades approach towards Athens with soldiers.
Old AthenianAn Old Athenian objects to his daughter's involvement with Lucilius, until Timon offers to endow Lucilius with money to make him her equal, in Timon of Athens.
Page (8)A page appears briefly in Timon of Athens.
PainterA Painter and a Poet obtain the patronage of Timon in Timon of Athens. They return to him, in the woods, having heard rumours that he has found gold.
PhilotusPhilotus is a servant, sent to extract payment of a debt from Timon of Athens.
PhryniaPhrynia and Timandra are whores, or mistresses of Alcibiades, in Timon of Athens.
Poet (2)A Poet and a Painter obtain the patronage of Timon in Timon of Athens. They return to him, in the woods, having heard rumours that he has found gold.
Second BanditThree Bandits in Timon of Athens seek Timon's gold, but he persuades them to give up villainy.
Second Lord (6)Three Lords are among the flatterers, and false friends, of Timon in Timon of Athens.
Second Senator (4)At least four Senators, or more (depending upon if and how they are doubled) appear in Timon of Athens: A Senator is a creditor of Timon, and sends Caphis to collect the debt. Three Senators anger Alcibiades by insisting upon a death sentence for his friend. Two Senators visit Timon in the woods, begging his assistance for Athens. Two further Senators hear of the failure of the previous two Senators' approach to Timon. Two Senators negotiate Athens' surrender to Alcibiades. Senators are also supernumerary characters at Timon's second feast.
Second Servant (10)Isidore's Servant pursues his master's claim for money due from Timon. (Isidore is not a character.) Lucius' Servant (at one point addressed as Lucius) is among the servants clamouring for payment of their master's debts in the second such scene, prompting Timon to announce his second feast. Lucullus' Servant announces Flaminius' arrival at Lucullus' home, and provides wine. Two of Varro's servants pursue their master's claim for money due from Timon. (Varro is not a character, although his first servant is at one point addressed as Varro.) A servant to the First Lord reports that horses are ready, for Lords to leave Timon's first feast. Three servants of Timon make announcements at Timon's first feast, and later - with Flavius - mourn for Timon's poverty, and the loss of their jobs.A servant of Timon approaches Sempronius - unsuccessfully - with a request for funds for Timon. Three of Timon's servants are named characters: Flaminius, Lucilius and Servilius. (See their separate entries.) They may, or may not, have been intended to be doubled with the un-named servants mentioned in the play. The play may contain other supernumerary servants, depending upon how parts are doubled in performance.
Second StrangerThree Strangers (one of them named Hostilius) witness Lucius' hypocrisy in claiming he would help Timon, but then failing to do so, in Timon of Athens.
SemproniusSempronius is a lord in Timon of Athens, who flatters Titus but proves a false friend.
SenatorAt least four Senators, or more (depending upon if and how they are doubled) appear in Timon of Athens: A Senator is a creditor of Timon, and sends Caphis to collect the debt.Three Senators anger Alcibiades by insisting upon a death sentence for his friend. Two Senators visit Timon in the woods, begging his assistance for Athens. Two further Senators hear of the failure of the previous two Senators' approach to Timon. Two Senators negotiate Athens' surrender to Alcibiades.
Servant (19)Numerous servants appear in Timon of Athens: Isidore's Servant pursues his master's claim for money due from Timon. (Isidore is not a character.) Lucius' Servant (at one point addressed as Lucius) is among the servants clamouring for payment of their master's debts in the second such scene, prompting Timon to announce his second feast. Lucullus' Servant announces Flaminius' arrival at Lucullus' home, and provides wine.Two of Varro's servants pursue their master's claim for money due from Timon. (Varro is not a character, although his first servant is at one point addressed as Varro.) A servant to the First Lord reports that horses are ready, for Lords to leave Timon's first feast.Three servants of Timon make announcements at Timon's first feast, and later - with Flavius - mourn for Timon's poverty, and the loss of their jobs. A servant of Timon approaches Sempronius - unsuccessfully - with a request for funds for Timon. Three of Timon's servants are named characters: Flaminius, Lucilius and Servilius.
ServiliusServilius is a servant of Timon of Athens, sent - unsuccessfully - to seek money for his master from Lucius.
Soldier (5)
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Third BanditThree Bandits in Timon of Athens seek Timon's gold, but he persuades them to give up villainy.
Third Lord (3)Three Lords are among the flatterers, and false friends, of Timon in Timon of Athens.
Third SenatorAt least four Senators, or more (depending upon if and how they are doubled) appear in Timon of Athens: A Senator is a creditor of Timon, and sends Caphis to collect the debt. Three Senators anger Alcibiades by insisting upon a death sentence for his friend. Two Senators visit Timon in the woods, begging his assistance for Athens. Two further Senators hear of the failure of the previous two Senators' approach to Timon. Two Senators negotiate Athens' surrender to Alcibiades. Senators are also supernumerary characters at Timon's second feast.
Third Servant (2)Numerous servants appear in Timon of Athens: Isidore's Servant pursues his master's claim for money due from Timon. (Isidore is not a character.) Lucius' Servant (at one point addressed as Lucius) is among the servants clamouring for payment of their master's debts in the second such scene, prompting Timon to announce his second feast. Lucullus' Servant announces Flaminius' arrival at Lucullus' home, and provides wine.Two of Varro's servants pursue their master's claim for money due from Timon. (Varro is not a character, although his first servant is at one point addressed as Varro.) A servant to the First Lord reports that horses are ready, for Lords to leave Timon's first feast.Three servants of Timon make announcements at Timon's first feast, and later - with Flavius - mourn for Timon's poverty, and the loss of their jobs. A servant of Timon approaches Sempronius - unsuccessfully - with a request for funds for Timon. Three of Timon's servants are named characters: Flaminius, Lucilius and Servilius.
Third StrangerThree Strangers (one of them named Hostilius) witness Lucius' hypocrisy in claiming he would help Timon, but then failing to do so, in Timon of Athens.
TimandraTimandra and Phrynia are whores, or mistresses of Alcibiades, in Timon of Athens.


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