Thespis  534 (first to appear as a solo actor)

Peisistratus 534 (institutes the Dionysia)

Aeschylus  525 – 456 BC

Sophocles  495 – 405 BC

Euripides  485 – 406 BC

Aristophanes  445 – 388 BC

  • Acharnians
  • Knights
  • Clouds – presented during the Peace of Nicias (see Thucydides )
  • Wasps
  • Peace
  • Birds
  • Lysistrata
  • Thesmophoriazusae
  • Ecclesiazusae
  • Frogs
  • Plutus