The Heracleidae

Author: Euripides  | Date: 430 BC


Iolaus, friend of Heracles

Copreus, herald of Eurystheus

Demophon, King of Athens

Macaria, daughter of Heracles

Servant, of Hyllus, son of Heracles

Alcmena, mother of Heracles


Eurystheus; King of Argos

Chorus of Aged Athenians

Acamas, the brother of Demophon, younger sons of Heracles,

attendants, guards, etc.


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Chicago: Euripides, "Characters in the Play," The Heracleidae, trans. E. P. Coleridge Original Sources, accessed June 18, 2024,

MLA: Euripides. "Characters in the Play." The Heracleidae, translted by E. P. Coleridge, Original Sources. 18 Jun. 2024.

Harvard: Euripides, 'Characters in the Play' in The Heracleidae, trans. . Original Sources, retrieved 18 June 2024, from