I'm interested in the Ancient Greek plays/poetry right now. Are there any extant works from Greek poets/playwrights that aren't well known currently? This is, of course, excluding Aristophanes, Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles, Sappho, etc.

By well known, I mean the playwrights and poets that haven't been in mainstream literary publication or generally spoken about in the realm of literature.

Edit #1:

To be honest, I don't know why this has 2 downvotes right now because all I'm trying to do is gain more knowledge here; if my question isn't good in any way, then you should leave a comment telling me where I can improve. I'm new in town and I don't feel welcomed by this community right now.

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I've decided to delete this question because a) it's on hold as off-topic b) I really don't enjoy this community right now. I could have just looked on my own to find them, but I thought that it would add value to have people looking for extant Greek playwrights/poets that aren't well-known to come here. So I will probably just search on my own now. Thanks a lot for everyone who answered!

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  • I know you've already accepted an answerr, but this question is a little poorly defined. What do you mean by "the famous ones" or "that aren't well known currently"? Famous where, well known by whom? – Rand al'Thor Nov 21 '18 at 9:52
  • To be fair, I did leave a comment to explain what's wrong with your question (as I see it). The "put on hold" banner also explains that list/recommendation questions are off-topic for this site. I'm sorry that your first experience here had to be like this, and I hope you won't be put off from asking more questions on this site :-) – Rand al'Thor Nov 22 '18 at 9:16

The Exagoge of Ezekiel the Tragedian, which survives in fragments, is the only extant Hellenistic-era tragedy.

Sappho is just one of many lyric poets, which also include Alcman, Alcaeus, Anacreon, Stesichorus, Ibycus, Simonides, Bacchylides and Pindar. The (Loeb) three-volume book Lyra Graeca collects all the Ancient Greek lyric poets and also includes anonymous ancient poets.

The Palatine Anthology, or more broadly the Greek Anthology contains poems written by dozens of poets. It includes poets from the ancient and Hellenistic periods, but also goes into the Christian era, so you have to check to determine their time. The anthology is also a source for some of the lyric poets, which were already given, but it also includes later poets who aren't included with the lyric poets.

  • Alexandra, attributed to Lycophron, would be another Hellenistic drama if the attribution were correct – b a Jan 23 at 21:53

The Complete Greek Drama has, in addition to the works of Aristophanes, Aeschylus, Euripides, and Sophocles, three works from Menander:

These works were apparently only discovered in the last century.

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