I think my favorites have to be the people in Aeschylus' "Oresteian Trilogy" (Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Electra, Orestes, Iphigenia). I was led to their stories because I'm an opera fan. I don't really like Strauss' "Elektra", but there is something haunting about the way she enters calling "Agamemnon, Agamemnon! Wo bist du?". And of course Gluck had an obsession with Iphigenia.
I really felt like it was a "sign of the nerd" when I read the Orestia...and I liked it! And I mean REALLY liked it!