INDEX OF TRAGIC POETS 2
 

TRAGEDIANS INDEX

PAGE 1 C6th & C5th B.C.

PAGE 2 C4th & C3rd B.C.

ALCIMENES OF MEGARA

Performances : Athens
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

A tragic writer of the same name, a native of Megara, mentioned by Suidas.


APHAREUS OF ATHENS C4th B.C.

Performances : Athens
# Total Tragedies : 37 (estimate)
# Extant Tragedies : 0

An Athenian orator and tragic poet, was the son of the Rhetorician Hippias and Plathane. After the death of his father, his mother married the orator Isocrates, who adopted Aphareus as his so, and is said to have written judicial and deliberative speeches. According to Plutarch, Aphareus wrote thirty-seven tragedies, but the authorship of two of them was a matter of dispute. He began his career as a tragic writer in B.C. 369, and continued it till B.C. 342. Aphareus gained four prizes in tragedy, two at the Dionysia and two at the Lenaea.

  1. Auge
  2. Orestes
  3. Periades

ASTYDAMAS THE YOUNGER C4th B.C.

Performances : Athens
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

A tragic poet, the son of Astydamas the Elder. The names of some of his tragedies are mentioned by Suidas.

  1. Achilleus (Achilles) (341 BC)
  2. Aias Mainomenos (Ajax)
  3. Alkmene (Alcmena)
  4. Alkmeon (Alcmeon)
  5. Antigone (341 BC)
  6. Athamas (341 BC)
  7. Bellerophon
  8. Epigonoi (Epigoni)
  9. Hektor (Hector)
  10. Herakles (Heracles)
  11. Hermes
  12. Lykaon (Lycaon) (340 BC)
  13. Nauplios (Nauplius)
  14. Palamedes
  15. Parthenopaios (Parthenopaeus) (340 BC)
  16. Phoinix (Phoenix)
  17. Tyro

CARCINUS THE YOUNGER C4th B.C.

Performances : Syracuse
# Total Tragedies : 160 (estimate)
# Extant Tragedies : 0

The younger Carcinus was a son either of Theodectes or of Xenocles; and possibly a grandson of Carcinus the elder. He is in all probability the same as the one who spent a great part of his life at the court of Dionysius II. at Syracuse. This supposition agrees with the statement of Suidas, according to whom Carcinus the son of Xenocles lived about B.C. 380; for Dionysius was expelled from Syracuse in B.C. 356. The tragedies which are referred to by the ancients under the name of Carcinus, probably all belong to the younger Carcinus. Suidas attributes to him 160 tragedies, but we possess the titles and fragments of nine only and some fragments of uncertain dramas. The following titles are known: Alope, Achilles, Thyestes, Semele, Amphiaraus, Medeia, Oedipus, Tereus, and Orestes. As regards the character of the poems of Carcinus, it is usually inferred, from the phrase Karkinou poiemata, used to designate obscure poetry.

  1. Achilleus (Achilles)
  2. Aerope
  3. Aias (Ajax)
  4. Alope
  5. Amphiareos (Amphiaraus)
  6. Medeia (Medea)
  7. Oidipous (Oedipus)
  8. Orestes
  9. Semele
  10. Tyro (?)

CHAEREMON c. 380 B.C.

Performances : Athens
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

An Athenian tragic poet of considerable eminence. We have no precise information about the time at which he lived, but the time when he flourished may be fixed about B.C. 380. Nothing is known of his life. It may be assumed that he lived at Athens, and the fragments of his poetry which remain afford abundant proofs, that he was trained in the loose morality which marked Athenian society at that period, and that his taste was formed after the model of that debased and florid poetry which Euripides first introduced by his innovations on the drama of Aeschylus and Sophocles, and which was carried to its height by the dithyrambic poets of the age. The following are the plays of Chaeremon of which fragments are preserved : Alphesiboia, Achilleus, Phersiktonos or Phersites (a title which seems to imply a satyric drama, if not one approaching still nearer to a comedy), Dionysos, Thyestes, Io, Minyai, Odysseus traumatias, Oineus and Kentauros. It is very doubtful whether the last was a tragedy at all, and indeed what sort of poem it was.

  1. Achilleus Tersitoktonos (Achilles Slayer of Thersites)
  2. Alphesiboia (Alphesiboea)
  3. Dionysos (Dionysus)
  4. Io
  5. Kentauros (Centaur)
  6. Minyai (Minyae)
  7. Odysseus
  8. Oineus (Oeneus)
  9. Thyestes
  10. Wounded

CLEOPHON OF ATHENS

Performances : Athens
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

A tragic poet of Athens, the names of ten of whose dramas are given by Suidas. He is also mentioned by Aristotle.

  1. Achilleus (Achilles)
  2. Aktaion (Actaeon)
  3. Amphiaraos
  4. Bakchai (Bacchantes)
  5. Dexamenos
  6. Erigone
  7. Leukippos (Leucippus)
  8. Mandroboulos
  9. Persis
  10. Telephos
  11. Thyestes

DIOGENES OENOMAUS c. 404 B.C.

Performances : Athens
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

A tragic poet, who is said to have begun to exhibit at Athens in B.C. 404. Of his tragedies only a few titles remain, namely, Thyestes, Achilleus, Helene, Herakles, Medeia, Oidipous, Chrysippos, Semele and it is remarkable that all of these, except the last, are ascribed by Diogenes Laertius to Diogenes the Cynic. Others ascribe them to Philiscus of Aegina, a friend of Diogenes the Cynic, and others to Pasiphaon. Melanthius in Plutarch complains of the obscurity of a certain Diogenes.

  1. Achilleus (Achilles)
  2. Atreus
  3. Helene (Helen)
  4. Herakles (Heracles)
  5. Krysippos (Crysippus)
  6. Medeia (Medea)
  7. Oidipous (Oedipus)
  8. Philiskos (Philiscus)
  9. Thyestes

MOSCHION C4th B.C.

Performances : Athens
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

A tragic and comic poet, mentioned more than once by Stobaeus, who has preserved the names of three of his plays. 1. Themistokles. 2. Telephos. 3. Pheraioi.

  1. Pheraioi (Pheraeans)
  2. Telephos (Telephus)
  3. Themistokles (Themistocles)

PATROCLES OF THURII early C4th B.C.

Performances : Athens
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

Of Thurii, a tragic poet, was perhaps contemporary with the younger Sophocles, about the end of the fifth and the beginning of the fourth centuries B.C. Besides the mention of his Dioscuri in the above passage, and seven lines of his, preserved by Stobaeus, we have no information concerning him.


PHILOCLES THE YOUNGER C4th B.C.

Performances : Athens
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

The great-grandson of Philocles the elder, son of Astydamas the elder, and brother of Astydamas the younger, was also a tragic poet, according to the scholiast on Aristophanes, but a general, according to Suidas.


POLYIDUS early C4th B.C.

Performances : Athens
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

A dithyrambic poet of the most flourishing period of the later Athenian dithyramb, and also skilful as a painter, was contemporary with Philoxenus, Timotheus, and Telestes, about Ol. 95, B.C. 400. The notices of him are very scanty ; but he seems to have been esteemed almost as highly as Timotheus, whom indeed one of his pupils, Philotas, once conquered. It seems from a passage of Plutarch, that Polyidus went beyond Timotheus in those intricate variations, for the introduction of which the musicians of this period are so frequently attacked. A remarkable testimony to his popularity throughout Greece is still extant in the form of a decree of the Cnossians, commending Menecles of Teos for having played on the harp at Cnossus "after the manner of Timotheus and Polyidus and the ancient Cretan poets, as becomes an accomplished man."

  1. Iphigeneia (?)

PYTHON OF CATANIA C4th B.C.

Performances : Army of Alexander the Great
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

Of Catana, a dramatic poet of the time of Alexander, whom he accompanied into Asia, and whose army he entertained with a satyric drama, when they were celebrating the Dionysia on the banks of the Hydaspes. The drama was in ridicule of Harpalus and the Athenians. Respecting the meaning of the title of the play, Agen, there are various conjectures, all of them very uncertain.

  1. Agen

SOPHOCLES THE YOUNGER c. 396 B.C.

Performances : Athens
# Total Tragedies : 40 or 11 (estimate)
# Extant Tragedies : 0

The son of Ariston and grandson of the elder Sophocles, was also an Athenian tragic poet. His grandfather had a great affection for him and endeavoured to train him as the inheritor of his own skill in the art of tragedy. We have no definite statement of his age, but he was probably under twenty at the time of his grandfather's death, as he did not begin to exhibit his own dramas till about ten years after that time, namely in B.C. 396. He had previously, in B.C. 401, brought out the Oedipus at Colonus, and we may safely assume that this was not the only one of his grandfather's dramas which he exhibited. There is much difficulty as to the proper reading of the numbers of plays and victories ascribed to him. According to the different readings, he exhibited 40 or 11 dramas, and gained 12, 11, or 7 prizes. All that we know of his tragedies is contained in a passage of Clemens Alexandrinus, who refers to statements made in three of them respecting the mere humanity of the Dioscuri. It is, however, a very probable conjecture that, since Aristophanes of Byzantium pronounced 27 of the plays which were extant in his time under the name of the great Sophocles to be spurious, some of these may have been the productions of his grandson. Suidas also ascribes elegies to the younger Sophocles.


THEODECTES OF PHASELIS c. 380 - 340 B.C.

Performances : Athens
# Total Tragedies : 50 (estimate)
# Extant Tragedies : 0

The son of Aristander, of Phaselis, a Dorian city of Pamphylia, on the borders of Lycia, was a highly distinguished rhetorician and tragic poet in the time of Philip of Macedon.. He was a pupil of Isocrates ; and also, according to Suidas, of Plato and of Aristotle. The greater part of his life was spent at Athens, where he died at the early age of forty-one. We may suppose that Theodectes died about B.C. 335 or 334, and therefore, according to Suidas's account of the length of his life, that he was born about B.C. 376 or 375.
Theodectes devoted himself, during the first part of his life, entirely to rhetoric, and afterwards he turned his attention to tragic poetry, but his dramatic works partook largely of the rhetorical character, so that, while in tragedy he may be regarded as, to some extent, an imitator of Euripides, he must be considered, in his whole literary character, as the disciple of Isocrates, whose style he is said to have followed very closely.
It was not till after he had obtained renown in rhetoric, that he turned his attention to tragedy. If, therefore, the view is correct, that he brought out his tragedy of Mausolus at the funeral of the Carian prince in B.C. 352, it may be assumed that this was about the time when he began to compose tragedies. The number of his dramas is uniformly stated as fifty. According to his epitaph, quoted above, he entered the dramatic contests thirteen times, and gained eight victories. We have the titles of ten of these dramas, Aias, Alkmaion, Helene, Thyestes, Lynkeus, Mausolos, Oidipous, Orestes, Tydeus, Philoktetes, to which three may be added with great probability, namely, Bellerophontes, Theseus, and Memnon e Achilleus. Popular as his dramas were, on account of their adaptation to the taste of his contemporaries, it is probable, from the fragments which survive, that they would be condemned by a sound aesthetic criticism, as characterised by the lax morality and the sophistical rhetoric of the schools of Euripides and Isocrates.

  1. Aias (Ajax)
  2. Alkmeon (Alcmeon)
  3. Helene (Helen)
  4. Lynkeus (Lynceus)
  5. Mausolos (Mausolus)
  6. Oidipous (Oedipus)
  7. Orestes
  8. Philoktetes (Philoctetes)
  9. Tydeus

TIMOCLES OF ATHENS C4th B.C.

Performances : Athens
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

A tragic poet of uncertain date, who is distinguished from the comic poet by Athenaeus.

  1. Lykourgos (Lycurgus)
  2. Oidipous (Oedipus) (?)
  3. Phorkides (Phorcides) (?)
  4. Phrixos (Phrixus) (?)


ACHAEUS OF SYRACUSE C4th B.C.

Performances :
# Total Tragedies : 10 or 14
# Extant Tragedies : 0

A tragic writer, who was a native of Syracuse. According to Suidas and Phavorinus he wrote ten, according to Eudocia fourteen tragedies.


ANTIPHRON OF SYRACUSE C4th B.C.

Performances : Syracuse
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

A tragic poet, whom Plutarch, Philostratus, and others, confound with the Attic orator Antiphon, who was put to death at Athens in B.C. 411. Now Antiphon the tragic poet lived at Syracuse, at the court of the elder Dionysius, who did not assume the tyranny till the year B.C. 406, that is, five years after the death of the Attic orator. The poet Antiphon is said to have written dramas in conjunction with the tyrant, who is not known to have shown his passion for writing poetry until the latter period of his life. These circumstances alone, if there were not many others, would shew that the orator and the poet were two different persons, and that the latter must have survived .the former many years. The poet was put to death by the tyrant, according to some accounts, for having used a sarcastic expression in regard to tyranny, or, according to others, for having imprudently censured the tyrant's compositions.We still know the titles of five of Antiphon's tragedies: viz. Meleager, Andromache, Medeia, Jason, and Philoctetes.

  1. Andromache
  2. Iasion (Jason)
  3. Medeia (Medea)
  4. Meleagros (Meleager)
  5. Philoktetes (Philoctetes)

DIONYSIUS I OF SYRACUSE 432 - 367 B.C.

Performances : Syracuse & Athens
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0 Fragments

  1. Adonis
  2. Alkmene (Alcmena)
  3. Hektoros Lytra (Bath of Hector)
  4. Leda
  5. Limos (Hunger)


AEANTIADES C3rd B.C. (PLEIAD)

Performances : Alexandria
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

A tragic poet of Alexandria, mentioned as one of the seven poets who formed the Tragic Pleiad. He lived in the time of the second Ptolemy.


ALEXANDER OF AETOLIA C3rd BC (PLEIAD)

Performances : Alexandria
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

A Greek poet and grammarian, who lived in the reign of Ptolemaeus Philadelphus. He was the son of Satyrus and Stratocleia, and a native of Pleuron in Aetolia, but spent the greater part of his life at Alexandria, where he was reckoned one of the seven tragic poets who constituted the tragic Pleiad. He had an office in the library at Alexandria, and was commissioned by the king to make a collection of all the tragedies and satyric dramas that were extant. He spent some time, together with Antagoras and Aratus, at the court of Antigonus Gonatas. Notwithstanding the distinction he enjoyed as a tragic poet, he appears to have had greater merit as a writer of epic poems, elegies, epigrams, and cynaedi. Among his epic poems, we possess the titles and some fragments of three pieces: the Fisherman, Kirka or Krika, which, however, is designated by Athenaeus as doubtful, and Helena. Of his elegies, some beautiful fragments are still extant.

  1. Astargalistai (?)

DIONYSIADES OF TARSUS C3rd B.C. (PLEIAD)

Performances : Alexandria ?
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

Of Tarsus, a tragic poet, was, according to Strabo, the best of the poets in the "Tragic Pleiad" of the Alexandrian grammarians. He was a native of Mallus in Cilicia, according to Suidas.


EUPHRONIUS OR EUPHORION 274 - after 221 B.C. (PLEIAD)

Performances : Athens ?
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

Of Chalcis in Euboea, an eminent grammarian and poet, was the son of Polymnetus, and was born, according to Suidas in the 126th Olympiad, when Pyrrhus was defeated by the Romans, B.C. 274. He became, but at what period of his life is not known, a citizen of Athens. He was instructed in philosophy by Lacydes, who nourished about B.C. 241, and Prytanis, and in poetry by Archebulus of Thera. Though he was sallow, fat, and bandy­legged, he was beloved by Nicia (or Nicaea), the wife of Alexander, king of Euboea. Having amassed great wealth, he went into Syria, to Antiochus the Great (B.C. 221), who made him his librarian. He died in Syria, and was buried at Apameia, or, according to others, at Antioch. Euphorion wrote numerous works, both in poetry and prose, relating chiefly to mythological history. Some writers have supposed that Euphorion was also a dramatic poet.


HOMERUS OF BYZANTIUM C3rd B.C. (PLEIAD)

Performances : Alexandria ?
# Total Tragedies : 47 or 57 (estimate)
# Extant Tragedies : 0

A grammarian and tragic poet of Byzantium, in the time of Ptolemy Philadelphus (about B.C. 280), was the son of the grammarian Andromachus and the poetess Myro. He was one of the seven poets who formed the tragic Pleiad. The number of his dramas is differently stated at 45, 47, and 57. His statue stood in the gymnasium of Zeuxippus at Byzantium. His poems are entirely lost, with the exception of one title, Eurypyleia.

  1. Eurypyleia

LYCOPHRON OF CHALCIS 285 - 247 B.C. (PLEIAD)

Performances : Alexandria
# Total Tragedies : 46 or 64 (estimate)
# Extant Tragedies : 0

The celebrated Alexandrian grammarian and poet, was a native of Chalcis in Euboea, the son of Socles, and the adopted son of the historian Lycus of Rhegium. Other accounts made him the son of Lycus. He lived at Alexandria, under Ptolemy Philadelphus, who entrusted to him the arrangement of the works of the comic poets contained in the Alexandrian library. Nothing more is known of his life. Ovid states that he was killed by an arrow. As a poet, Lycophron obtained a place in the Tragic Pleiad; but there is scarcely a fragment of his tragedies extant. Suidas gives the titles of twenty of Lycophron's tragedies ; while Tzetzes makes their number forty-six or sixty-four. Four lines of his Pelopidai are quoted by Stobaeus. He also wrote a satyric drama, entitled Menedemos, in which he ridiculed his fellow-countryman, the philosopher Menedemus of Eretria. He is said to have been a very skilful com­poser of anagrams, of which he wrote several in honour of Ptolemy and Arsinoe. The only one of his poems which has come down to us is the Cassandra or Alexandra. This is neither a tragedy nor an epic poem, but a long iambic monologue of 1474 verses, in which Cassandra is made to prophesy.

  1. Aiolos (Aeolus)
  2. Aiolides (Aeolides, Daughters of Aeolus)
  3. Andromeda
  4. Aletes (Wanderer)
  5. Chrysippos (Chrysippus)
  6. Elephenor
  7. Herakles (Heracles)
  8. Hiketai (Suppliants)
  9. Hippolytos (Hippolytus)
  10. Kassandreis (Cassandreis)
  11. Laios (Laeus)
  12. Marathonioi (Marathonians)
  13. Menedemos (Menedemus)
  14. Nauplios (Nauplius)
  15. Oidipous A (Oedipus)
  16. Oidipous B (Oedipus)
  17. Orphanos (Orphan)
  18. Pentheus
  19. Pelopidai (Daughters of Pelops)
  20. Symmachoi (Allies)
  21. Telegonos (Telegonus)

PHILISCUS OF CORCYRA c. 284 B.C. (PLEIAD)

Performances : Alexandria
# Total Tragedies : 42 (estimate)
# Extant Tragedies : 0

Of Corcyra, a distinguished tragic poet, and one of the seven who formed the Tragic Pleiad, was also a priest of Dionysus, and in that character he was present at the coronation procession of Ptolemy Philadelphus in B.C. 284. Pliny states that his portrait was painted in the attitude of meditation by Protogenes, who is known to have been still alive in B.C. 304. It seems, therefore, that the time of Philiscus must be extended to an earlier period than that assigned to him by Suidas, who merely says that he lived under Ptolemy Philadelphus. He wrote 42 dramas, of which we know nothing, except that the Themistocles, which is enumerated among the plays of Philiscus the comic poet, ought probably to be ascribed to him : such subjects are known to have been chosen by the tragedians, as in the Marathonians of Lycophron. The choriambic hexameter verse was named after Philiscus, on account of his frequent use of it. There is much dispute whether the name should be written Philiscus or Philicus, but the former appears to be the true form, though he himself, for the sake of metre, used the latter.

  1. Themistokles

SOSIPHANES OF SYRACUSE c. 300 B.C. (PLEIAD)

Performances : Syracuse ?
# Total Tragedies : 73 (estimate)
# Extant Tragedies : 0

The son of Sosicles, of Syracuse, a tragic poet, who, according to Suidas, exhibited seventy-three dramas, and obtained seven victories ; was one of the seven tragedians who were called the Tragic Pleiad ; was born at the end of the reign of Philip, or, as others said, in that of Alexander ; and died in the 121st or 124th Olympiad ; while others stated that he flourished at one or the other of those dates. Clinton proposes to reduce these statements into a consistent form in the following manner: Sosiphanes was born in the reign of Philip, or in that of Alexander, between B.C. 340 and B.C. 330, and exhibited tragedy in the times of the Pleiad, Ol. 121 (B.C. 296) or Ol. 124 (B.C. 284). He is placed among the poets of the Pleiad by a scholiast on Hephaestion, as well as by Suidas ; but, in the other three lists, the name of Aeantides appears instead of Sosiphanes. If the latter really belonged to the Tragic Pleiad, he must have been the oldest of the seven poets in it. Of the seventy-three plays of Sosiphanes, the only remains are one title, Meleagros, and a very few lines from it and other plays.

  1. Meleagros (Meleager)

SOSITHEUS OF ALEXANDRIA TROAS c. 280 B.C. (PLEIAD)

Performances : Athens & Syracuse ?
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

Of Syracuse or Athens, or rather, according to Suidas, of Alexandreia in the Troad, was a distinguished tragic poet, one of the Tragic Pleiad, and the antagonist of the tragic poet Homer: he flourished about Ol. 124 (B.C. 284) ; and wrote both in poetry and in prose. He is also mentioned among the poets of the Pleiad in all the lists except that of Tzetzes. The remains of his works consist of two lines from his Aithlios, and a considerable fragment of twenty-four lines from his Daphnis or Lityerses, which appears to have been a drama pastoral in its scene, and in its form and character very similar to the old satyric dramas of the Attic tragedians. By some of the above authorities the name Sosibius is wrongly given instead of Sositheus. Another error, into which some writers have been led by thfc character of the Daphnis of Sositheus, is that of making him a comic poet.

  1. Aithlios (Aethlius)
  2. Daphnis or Lityerses, pastoral play


APOLLODORUS OF TARSUS

Performances : ?
# Total Tragedies : 6 (estimate)
# Extant Tragedies : 0

Of Tarsus, a tragic poet, of whom Suidas and Eudocia mention six tragedies; but nothing further is known about him. There is another Apollodorus of Tarsus, who was probably a grammarian, and wrote commentaries on the early dramatic writers of Greece.

  1. Akanthoplix
  2. Hellenes
  3. Hiketides (Suppliants)
  4. Odysseus
  5. Teknoktonos
  6. Thyestes

CALLIMACHUS c. 205 - c. 240 B.C.

Performances : Alexandria
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

An Alexandrian poet and scholar who according to Suidas, amongst his numerous works, composed a few tragedies and satyr plays.


TIMON APOLLONIATES c. 279 B.C.

Performances : Alexandria ?
# Total Tragedies : 60 (estimate)
# Extant Tragedies : 0

The son of Timarchus of Phlius, a philosopher of the sect of the Sceptics, and a celebrated writer of the species of satiric poems called Silli, flourished in the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus, about B.C. 279, and onwards. A pretty full account of his life is pre­served by Diogenes Laertius, from the first book of a work on the Silli. The writings of Timon are represented as very numerous. According to Diogenes, he composed sixty tragedies and thirty comedies, besides satyric dramas. Of his epic poems we know very little. The most celebrated of his poems, however, were the satiric compositions called Silli. He also wrote in prose, to the quantity, Diogenes tells us, of twenty thousand lines. These works were no doubt on philosophical subjects.



CALLISTRATUS

Performances : ?
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

  1. Amphilochos
  2. Ixion

CLEAENETUS

Performances : ?
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

A tragic poet, of whom we find nothing recorded except the interesting fact of his being so fond of lupines, that he would eat them, husks and all.

  1. Hypsipyle

DICAEOGENES

Performances : ?
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

A Grecian tragic and dithyrambic poet, of whom nothing is known except a few titles of his dramas. One of these, the Kyprioi is supposed by some to have been not a tragedy, but a cyclic epic poem.

  • Kyprioi (Cyprians)
  • Medeia (Medea)

EUARETUS

Performances : ?
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

  1. Achilleus (Achilles)
  2. Alkmeon (Alcmeon)
  3. Teukros (Teucer)

GNESIPPUS

Performances : ?
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

The son of Cleomachus, a Dorian lyric poet, according to Meineke, whose light and licentious love verses were attacked by Chionides, Cratinus, and Eupolis. The passages quoted by Athenaeus seem, however, to bear out fully the opinion of Welcker, that Gnesippus was a tragic poet, and that the description of his poetry given by Athenaeus.


POLYPHRASMON

Performances : ?
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

  1. Lykourgeia

SPINTHARUS

Performances : ?
# Total Tragedies : ?
# Extant Tragedies : 0

  1. Parthenopaios (?)
  2. Perikaiomenos Herakles (Scorched Herakles)
  3. Semele Keraunomene (Semele struck by a thunderbolt)
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