CHARACTERS

THEOKLES: later surnamed PHOSPHOROS, citizen of Dionysia.

CLEONICE: A Christian maiden of Dionysia.

DAMIS:-------------------------
PHRYGIUS:-------------------  Friends of Theokles.
ANDROCLES:---------------
ALCETAS:--------------------

LYCOPHRON: A Seer.

HERAKLIDOS: A Hierophant in the Temple of the Unknown God.

HARPALUS: Proconsul of Asia.

THE HIGH PRIEST OF BACCHUS.

THE BISHOP OF DIONYSIA.

A MONK.

THE FATHER OF THE DESERT.

AGLAE:---------------------------
CYTHERIS:--------------------- Courtesans attired as Bacchantes.
MIMALONE:---------------------

THESSALUS: An old slave.

A SERVANT OF PHOSPHOROS.

THE HERALD OF THE PROCONSUL.

A CENTURION.

TWO HIGHLAND MEN.

A YOUNG MAN:---------------
A YOUNG WOMAN:---------- Of the people of Dionysia.
AN OLD MAN:-----------------

A SPIRIT in the form of Lucifer.

THE VOICE of the flaming Star.

Roman legionaries, Lictors, young men of the Dionysian phalanx, Virgins of the Desert, populace.

The action takes place at the beginning of the fourth century, A.D., in the reign of Constantine the Great.

The scene is laid in Asia Minor and in Egypt.

 

Act One

Children of Lucifer