Daphnis (DAF-nihs), found as a baby by Lamo and reared by him. Though finally discovering that he loves Chloë, Daphnis is unable to ask for her in marriage until he finds a purse of silver. He is discovered to be Philopoemen, lost son of Dionysophanes.
Chloë (KLOH-ee), found as an infant girl by Dryas in the Cave of the Nymphs, on Lesbos. She is discovered to be Agele, the daughter of Megacles.
Lamo (LA-moh), a goatherd of Lesbos and the foster father of Daphnis.
Myrtale (MIHR-tuh-lee), his wife, who hides the purple cloak and ivory dagger found with Daphnis.
Dryas (DRI-uhs), a shepherd and the foster father of Chloë.
Nape (NA-pee), his wife, who brings up Chloë.
Dorco (DOHR-koh), a fisherman who wants to marry Chloë and tries to kidnap her. He later saves Daphnis after he has been captured by pirates.
Lampis (LAM-pihs), another suitor of Chloë, who steals her.
Gnatho (NA-thoh), Astylus’ parasite, who rescues Chloë.
The Methymneans (meh-THIHM-nee-ehns), who carry off Chloë but, frightened by Pan, return her.
Lycaenium (li-SEE-nee-uhm), a woman who teaches love to Daphnis.
Megacles (MEH-gehk-leez), of Mitylene, the father of Chloë.
Dionysophanes (di-oh-nih-SO-fuh-neez), owner of Lamo and the father of Daphnis.
Astylus (as-TI-luhs), the son of Dionysophanes and the young master of Lamo.
Eudromus (yew-DROH-muhs), Astylus’ page.