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Character Summary

Poet: one of Timon’s entourage who shares a thought with the Painter about the fickleness of Fortune and the fickleness of people’s loyalty

Painter: another of Timon’s entourage who shares with the Poet the idea of fickleness of Fortune and the fickleness of people’s loyalty

Merchant: a merchant who is of Timon’s entourage

Jeweller: a jeweler who is of Timon’s entourage

Timon: a parvenu of Athens who is loved by the multitude (because of his wealth and generosity)

Messenger: a messenger who pleads for Timon’s help on behalf of Ventidius who is in debt

Old Man: the father of a daughter who refuses to have his daughter married to Timon’s servant, Lucilius, only to change his mind when Timon assures the Old Man that he—Timon himself—will enrich Lucillius with a substantial wealth

Lucilius: a servant of Timon who is in love with the Old Man’s daughter

Apemantus : a misanthrope who disparages all of Timon’s hanger-ons

Alcibiades: a Athenian captain

First Lord: another of Timon’s entourage who confronts and curses Apemantus

Second Lord: yet another of Timon’s entourage who confronts and curses Apemantus

Ventidius: Timon’s presumable friend 

Lucius: a servant to a usurer who is present at Timon’s banquet

Flavius: Timon’s steward who is alarmed at his master’s lavish expenditure

Senator: a senator who demands that Timon pay the debts he owes the senator

Caphis: a senator’s servant who is sent to collect a debt

Page: Timon’s page

Flaminius: one of Timon’s servants

Servilius: another of Timon’s servants

Lucullus: a cadger and supposed friend of Timon to whom Timon applies for monetary aid to no avail

Lucius: another cadger and supposed friend of Timon who balks when asked for a loan

Three Strangers: three strangers who are sympathetic to Timon and who disparage Timon’s supposed friends who have profited greatly at Timon’s expense but who are cruel and miserly in reciprocating the generosity

Sempronius: another of Timon’s cadgers who is a supposed friend

Varros’ servants: two servants who’ve come to collect from Timon on behalf of Varro

Titus: a servant who has come to collect from Timon on behalf of his usurer master

Lucius: another servant who has come to collect form Timon on behalf of his usurer master

Hortensius: yet another servant who has come to collect from Timon on behalf of his usurer master

Philatos: yet another servant who has come to collect from Timon on behalf of his usurer master

Senators: Athenian senators in counsel, who collectively condemn a friend of Alcibiades to death for killing a man in anger

Phyrinia: a whore in Alcibiades’ company, which company is on its way to sack Athens 

Timandra: another whore in Alcibiades’ company, which company is on its way to sack Athens

Thieves: thieves who collectively repair to Timon who has been rumored to have acquired gold which he—Timon—is supposedly liberally distributing

Messenger: Athenian messenger with news of Alcibidias’ army’s approach to Athens

Soldier: a soldier of Alcibiades army who is sent to find Timon only to find a tomb which seems to be Timon’s

William Shakespeare