Alcmaeon in Psophis

Alcmaeon in Psophis (Greek Ἀλκμαίων στην Ψωφίδα ) is a preserved only in fragments tragedy of the Greek playwright Euripides, which was 438 BC premiered as the second part of a tetralogy at the Dionysia. The first part of the tetralogy was the piece Cretans inside, of Alcmaeon in Psophis followed Telephus and then instead of a satyr play the play Alcestis.

Euripides followed in his early works the formula to follow up on the Dionysia a play about an evil woman a piece about a woman in need. Alcmaeon in Psophis treated as a second piece of the tetralogy, the fate of Alcmaeon wife Arsinoe, the daughter of the king of Phegeus Psophis in Arcadia. The content of the piece is reproduced in batches of Pausanias and in the Libraries of Apollodorus, therefore Arsinoe is married to the crazed Alcmaeon, abandoned by this and robbed and eventually sold by her brothers as a slave.