Alexander's Feast, or the Power of Music Character List
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Alexander the Great
Alexander III of Macedon, King of Macedon, Pharaoh of Egypt, King of Persia, King of Asia in 4th century BC. While throwing a feast at Persepolis, Alexander falls under the influence of songs performed by Timotheus. These songs together with the intoxication by wine encourage his feelings of vengeance, and as a result, together with Thais, they set fire to Persepolis.
Timotheus is a bard who performs at Alexander's feast at Persepolis. Through his songs, Timotheus manipulates Alexander. This eventually leads to Alexander's impulsive decision to burn down Persepolis.
Thais is a beautiful woman, in this poem portrayed as Alexander's lover. Together they set fire to Persepolis.
Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great.
The god of wine
Helen of Troy, wife of King Menelaus. Her abduction by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War.
Saint Cecilia, who is believed to have created the first organ.
Darius III, the king of Persia in 4th century BC. He was defeated by Alexander the Great.
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This is obviously an ode. The poem describes the feast that Alexander the Great gives after he captures Persepolis. At the feast, there is a bard called Timotheus, who accompanies the event with his performance. First, he starts with the...