Greek Tragedy Timeline

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  • c. 525 BCE - c. 456 BCE
    Life of Greek tragedy poet Aeschylus.
  • c. 496 BCE - c. 406 BCE
    Life of Greek tragedy poet Sophocles.
  • c. 493 BCE
    Phrynichos' tragedy 'The Fall of Miletos' is first performed.
  • c. 484 BCE - 407 BCE
    Life of Greek tragedy poet Euripides.
  • 477 BCE
    Phrynichos' tragedy 'Phoencian Women' is first performed.
  • 472 BCE
    Aeschylus' tragedy 'Persians' is first performed.
  • 467 BCE
    Aeschylus' tragedy 'Seven Against Thebes' is first performed.
  • 458 BCE
    Aeschylus' tragedy trilogy 'Agamemnon', Choephori' and 'Eumenides' is first performed.
  • c. 442 BCE
    Sophocles' tragedy 'Antigone' is first performed.
  • 438 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Alcestis' is first performed.
  • 431 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Medeia' is first performed.
  • c. 430 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Heraclidae' is first performed.
  • 429 BCE - 420 CE
    Sophocles' tragedy 'Oedipus the King' is first performed.
  • 428 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Hippolytus' is first performed.
  • c. 426 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Andromache' is first performed.
  • c. 424 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Hecuba' is first performed.
  • c. 422 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Suppliant Women' is first performed.
  • c. 416 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Electra' is first performed.
  • 415 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Trojan Women' is first performed.
  • c. 413 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Iphigenia among the Taurians' is first performed.
  • 412 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Helen' is first performed.
  • c. 410 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Ion' is first performed.
  • 409 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Phoenissae' is first performed.
  • 409 BCE
    Sophocles' tragedy 'Philoctetes' is first performed.
  • 408 BCE - 406 BCE
    Euripides' tragedies 'Bacchae', 'Iphigenia' and 'Aulis' are first performed.
  • c. 408 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Orestes' is first performed.
  • 401 BCE
    Sophocles' tragedy 'Oedipus at Colonos' is first performed.

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525 BCE - 456 BCE: Life of Greek tragedy poet Aeschylus.
 
496 BCE - 406 BCE: Life of Greek tragedy poet Sophocles.
 
493 BCE: Phrynichos' tragedy 'The Fall of Miletos' is first performed.
 
484 BCE - 407 BCE: Life of Greek tragedy poet Euripides.
 
477 BCE: Phrynichos' tragedy 'Phoencian Women' is first performed.
 
472 BCE: Aeschylus' tragedy 'Persians' is first performed.
 
467 BCE: Aeschylus' tragedy 'Seven Against Thebes' is first performed.
 
458 BCE: Aeschylus' tragedy trilogy 'Agamemnon', Choephori' and 'Eumenides' is first performed.
 
442 BCE: Sophocles' tragedy 'Antigone' is first performed.
 
438 BCE: Euripides' tragedy 'Alcestis' is first performed.
 
431 BCE: Euripides' tragedy 'Medeia' is first performed.
 
430 BCE: Euripides' tragedy 'Heraclidae' is first performed.
 
429 BCE - 420 CE: Sophocles' tragedy 'Oedipus the King' is first performed.
 
428 BCE: Euripides' tragedy 'Hippolytus' is first performed.
 
426 BCE: Euripides' tragedy 'Andromache' is first performed.
 
424 BCE: Euripides' tragedy 'Hecuba' is first performed.
 
422 BCE: Euripides' tragedy 'Suppliant Women' is first performed.
 
416 BCE: Euripides' tragedy 'Electra' is first performed.
 
415 BCE: Euripides' tragedy 'Trojan Women' is first performed.
 
413 BCE: Euripides' tragedy 'Iphigenia among the Taurians' is first performed.
 
412 BCE: Euripides' tragedy 'Helen' is first performed.
 
410 BCE: Euripides' tragedy 'Ion' is first performed.
 
409 BCE: Euripides' tragedy 'Phoenissae' is first performed.
 
409 BCE: Sophocles' tragedy 'Philoctetes' is first performed.
 
408 BCE - 406 BCE: Euripides' tragedies 'Bacchae', 'Iphigenia' and 'Aulis' are first performed.
 
408 BCE: Euripides' tragedy 'Orestes' is first performed.
 
401 BCE: Sophocles' tragedy 'Oedipus at Colonos' is first performed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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