Want to know where Timon of Athens is set? Read on for all the details, and see each Timon of Athens setting on the map below.
Shakespeare set most of Timon of Athens in Athens, but also somewhere in the countryside near Athens. Timon, a generous Athenian in a wealthy city, lavishes expensive gifts on prominent citizens who abandon him in his hour of need and he retires to the poverty of the countryside, a penniless man. He finds some gold and goes back and joins forces with a general who is seeking revenge for the same treatment. He finances the general. The setting of this story is not particularly significant, apart from Athens being the world’s most sophisticated city at that time.
The map below shows all the locations Shakespeare used for Timon of Athens. You can zoom in on the map for a more detailed view of an area, and click the icons on the map for more information. Text in the more info box are the specific locations Shakespeare references in his Timon of Athens text: