The Phoenissae

Author: Euripides  | Date: 410 BC


Jocasta, wife of Oedipus

Old Servant, an attendant of Antigone

Antigone, daughter of Oedipus

Chorus of Phoenician Maidens

Polyneices, exiled son of Oedipus

Eteocles, now King of Thebes; son of Oedipus

Creon, brother of Jocasta

Teiresias, a blind prophet

Menoeceus, son of Creon

First Messenger

Second Messenger


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

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

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