Alcmaeon in Psophis

Alcmaeon in Psophis (Ancient Greek: Ἀλκμαίων ὁ διὰ Ψωφῖδος, Alkmaiōn ho dia Psophidos) is a play by Athenian playwright Euripides. The play has been lost except for a few surviving fragments. It was first produced in 438 BCE in a tetralogy that also included the extant Alcestis and the lost Cretan Women and Telephus. The story is believed to have incorporated the death of Argive hero Alcmaeon.[1]

Alcmaeon in Psophis
Written byEuripides
ChorusYoung women
Date premiered438 BC
Place premieredAthens
Original languageAncient Greek


  1. Euripides (2008). Collard, C.; Cropp, M. (eds.). Euripides Fragments: Augeus-Meleager. Translated by Collard, C.; Cropp, M. Harvard College. pp. 77–99. ISBN 978-0-674-99625-0.
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