"Aristomenes" by Anne Kingsmill Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661 - 1720)
From Winchilsea, Anne (Kingsmill) Finch, Countess of. Miscellany Poems, on Several Occasions, London: printed for J[ohn] B[arber] and sold by Benj. Tooke at the Middle-Temple-Gate, William Taylor in Pater-Noster-Row, and James Round, in Exchange-Alley, Cornhil, 1713. p. 295-390.
- Aristomenes, Prince of the Messenians and Arcadians.
- Aristor, Son to Aristomenes.
- Alcander, A Principal Officer under Aristomenes.
- Demagetus, Or the Royal Shepherd. Son to the Prince of Rhodes, under the Disguise of a Shepherd call'd Climander.
- Arcasius, An old Lord, under the Habit of a Shepherd, Counsellor to Demagetus.
- Anaxander, one of the Kings of Lacedemon (for they had always Two) and Leader of their Forces against Aristomenes.
- Clarinthus, Chief Counsellor to Anaxander, a Lord of Sparta.
- Clinias, A Shepherd keeping his Flock on the Plains of Messenia, close to the Walls of Phærea, with other Shepherds.
- Herminia, Daughter to Aristomenes.
- Barina, Her Woman and Confident.
- Amalintha, Daughter to Anaxander.
- Phila, Her Woman and Confident.
- Thæta, and Lamia, Shepherdesses on the Plains of Messenia.
- Soldiers, Officers, Guards, and Attendants, several Lords of the Spartan Council.
The general SCENES are Aristomenes's Camp near the Walls of Phærea; sometimes the Town of Phærea, and sometimes the Plains among the Shepherds.