Author: Sophocles  | Date: 409 BC

Characters in the Play

Ulysses, King of Ithaca

Neoptolemus, son of Achilles

Philoctetes, son of Poeas and Companion of Hercules

A Spy


Chorus, composed of the companions of Ulysses and Neoptolemus


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Chicago: Sophocles, "Characters in the Play," Philoctetes, trans. Thomas Francklin Original Sources, accessed July 10, 2020,

MLA: Sophocles. "Characters in the Play." Philoctetes, translted by Thomas Francklin, Original Sources. 10 Jul. 2020.

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