Aegeus, King of Athens - This character is a leader that offers to shelter the protagonist within the city.
Children's Attendant - This character speaks with the nurse in the opening scene about the breakup of two main characters.
Chorus of Corinthian Women - This group alternates between sympathizing with the protagonist and cautioning against too much anger.
Creon - This character allows the protagonist into the city for one day, and dies as a result.
Jason - This character abandons family in favor of fortune.
Medea - This character is enraged over his/her spouse's infidelity.
Messenger - This character delivers the news that the poison-smeared gifts had their desired effect.
Nurse - This character opens the story and provides the background for the plot.
Sons of Medea and Jason - These characters are marked by their victimhood, and are killed offstage by their parent.
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