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Atossa, widow of Darius and mother of Xerxes
Messenger
Ghost of Darius
Xerxes
Chorus of Persian Elders, who compose the Persian Council of State



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Before the Council-Hall of the Persian Kings at Susa. The tomb of Darius the Great is visible. The time is 480 B.C., shortly after the battle of Salamis. The play opens with the Chorus of Persian Elders singing its first choral lyric.
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