Study Guide

The Life of Timon of Athens Characters

By William Shakespeare

Timon

Timon is loaded, and he loves giving gifts to his friends. Um, where do we sign up to be his...

Apemantus

Apemantus is a philosopher, but really all he does is sit around pointing out how grumpy...

Flavius

Perhaps Timon's only real friend, Flavius is also his steward, or his head servant: he runs...

Alcibiades

A captain and a noble guy, Alcibiades seems to have a lot of qualities that Timon would like in a...

Timon's Friends: Lucullus, Lucius, Sempronius, and Ventidius

Let's face it: the dudes in his motley crew may all have different names, but they're pretty much...

Phrynia and Timandra

Yeah, we didn't make that up.

Poet and Painter

These greedy merchants kick off the play with a bang. They might not even have real names, but...

Fool

You can't fool us that easily, but even we were surprised when a Fool randomly showed up with...

Bandits

When three bandits show up in the woods disguised as soldiers to get money from Timon, we're...

Servants

Timon's got a whole gaggle servants who deliver messages, try to collect money, and serve food....