Andromeda (play)

Andromeda ( ancient Greek Ἀνδρομέδα ) is preserved in fragments of Greek tragedy playwright Euripides, which was 412 BC premiered along with the play Helena at the Dionysia. The fabric of the tragedy comes from the Perseus myth.


Andromeda to be sacrificed to the sea monster sent by Poseidon Keto, for what it is chained to a rock. Perseus kills Keto, frees Andromeda and they will then take her as his wife. During the wedding Phineus, the uncle and also fiancée of Andromeda appears, and calls for a his right to marriage. Perseus turns Phineus with the Head of Medusa to stone and married Andromeda.


  • Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta, Volume 5, pp. 392-404.
  • Rainer Klimek - Winter: Andromeda tragedies. Sophocles, Euripides, Livius Andronicus, Ennius, Accius. De Gruyter, Stuttgart / Leipzig 1993. ISBN 978-3-598-77470-6, pp. 55-316. (Text with comment )