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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.
  • 468 BCE
    Sophocles wins his first tragedy competition (title unknown).
  • 467 BCE
    Aeschylus' tragedy 'Seven Against Thebes' is first performed.
  • c. 463 BCE
    Aeschylus' tragedy 'The Suppliants' is first performed.
  • 458 BCE
    Aeschylus' tragedy trilogy Orestia: 'Agamemnon', Libation Bearers or 'Choephori', and 'The Eumenides' is first performed.
  • c. 457 BCE
    Aeschylus' tragedy 'Prometheus Bound' 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 BCE
    Sophocles' tragedy 'Oedipus the King' is first performed.
  • 428 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Hippolytus' is first performed.
  • c. 425 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Andromache' is first performed.
  • c. 423 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Hecuba' is first performed.
  • c. 423 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Suppliants' is first performed.
  • c. 417 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Hercules' is first performed.
  • c. 416 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Electra' is first performed.
  • 415 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Trojan Women' is first performed.
  • 412 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Helen' is first performed.
  • c. 412 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Iphigenia among the Taurians' is first performed.
  • c. 410 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Ion' is first performed.
  • 409 BCE
    Sophocles' tragedy 'Philoctetes' is first performed.
  • 409 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Phoenissae' is first performed.
  • c. 408 BCE
    Euripides' tragedy 'Orestes' is first performed.
  • 408 BCE - 406 BCE
    Euripides' tragedies 'Bacchae', 'Iphigenia at Aulis' are first performed.
  • 401 BCE
    Sophocles' tragedy 'Oedipus at Colonus' is first performed.