Nichomachus (Greek: Νιχόμαχος) was a playwright who lived in Athens in the 5th century BC. He was a younger contemporary of Sophocles.[1] Only the following titles and associated fragments of Nichomachus's plays have survived: Alcmaeon, Aletides, Alexander, Geryones, Eriphyle, Mysians, Neoptolemus, Polyxena, Teucer, and Tyndareos. He also wrote a play titled Oedipus.[1]


  1. 1 2 Burian, P. (2009). "Inconclusive Conclusion: the Ending(s) of Oedipus Tyrannus". In Goldhill, S.; Hall, E. Sophocles and the Greek Tragic Tradition. Cambridge University Press. p. 100. ISBN 978-0521887854.

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