Xerxes, the King of Persia, resolves to marry Romilda. However, Romilda is also loved by Arsamene - the brother of Xerxes. Meanwhile, Atalanta is in love with Arsamente. Amastre, Xerxes fiancÃ© whom he has abandoned, disguises herself as a man and seeks revenge. Atalanta's pretence that Arsamene really loves her and the insistence of Xerxes on marrying Romilda cause a series of complications, enlivened by the comic servant Elviro. Eventually, all is resolved when Xerxes reunites with Amastre and Arsamene reunites with Romilda.
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult, late teen characters