Doricles

Doricles (Door-i-Klees) a name meaning either the Glory of the Spear, or the Glory of the Doric region of Greece. This is also the name Florizel uses as a Sheppard in The Winter’s Tale.

Modern recreation of Greek spears
Modern recreation of Greek spears

Doricles is Prince of Arcadia and is wooing Apsasia, the daughter of Pyolemy and Aegiale. The political union of Arcadia and Egypt stands to benefit Egypt against her enemies. The four kings invade Egypt to prevent this marriage, however Count Hermes kills Doricles before the invasion begins.

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