The Attic Tragedian.
The most important evidence comes from the vita passed down to us in several MSS, the Marmor Parium, the Suda, Gell. NA 15,20 and the vita by Satyrus. Only a few details of E.'s life can be considered certain: born between 485 and 480 BC on Salamis, son of a Mnesarchus or Mnesarchides. He took part in the Great D…