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 December 3, 2022,

MLA: Sophocles. "Characters in the Play." Philoctetes, translted by Thomas Francklin, Original Sources. 3 Dec. 2022.

Harvard: Sophocles, 'Characters in the Play' in Philoctetes, trans. . Original Sources, retrieved 3 December 2022, from