) of TEGEA, a tragic poet at Athens, was contemporary with Euripides, and flourished about 454 B. C.
He lived to the age of a hundred. Out of seventy tragedies which he exhibited, only two obtained the prize. (Suidas, s.v. Euseb. Chiron. Arnen.
) Nothing remains of his works, except a few lines (Stobaeus, Tit. 63.9, tit. 120.2; Athen. 13.612
f.), and the titles of three of his plays, namely, the Ἀσκληπιός
, which he is said to have written and named after the god in gratitude for his recovery from illness (Suidas), the Ἀχιλλεύς
, which Ennius translated into Latin (Festus, s. v. prolato aere,
) and the Τάνταλος
. (Stobaeus, 2.1.1.)