Daphnis and Chloe


The characters in the novel include:

  • Chloe – the heroine
  • Daphnis – the hero
  • Dorcon – the would-be suitor of Chloe
  • Dionysophanes – Daphnis' master and father
  • Dryas – Chloe's foster father
  • Eros – god of love
  • Lamon – Daphnis' foster father
  • Lycaenion – woman who educates Daphnis in love-making
  • Myrtale – Daphnis' foster mother
  • Nape – Chloe's foster mother
  • Gnathon – the would-be suitor of Daphnis
  • Philetas – old countryman who advises the heroes about love; likely named after Philitas of Cos[4]

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