Summary: The following article deals with the several issues concerning the presence of ancient
drama during the Byzantine period. It discusses briefly the place of the ancient playwrights
in Byzantine school curriculum as well as opinions on the Greek tragedians (Aeschylus,
Sophocles and Euripides) and Aristophanes that can be found in the works of the Byzantine
scholars. Finally, it addresses the issue of the imitation of Greek dramas and a cause for
studying the Greek plays in Byzantium.