|Date premiered||5th century BCE|
|Original language||Ancient Greek|
Anthos or Antheus (Flower) is a play by the 5th century BCE Athenian dramatist Agathon. The play has been lost. The play is mentioned by Aristotle in his Poetics (1451b) as an example of a tragedy with a plot which gives pleasure despite the incidents and characters being entirely made up. Anthos is the only known Greek tragedy play whose plot was entirely invented by the poet. Other 5th century tragedies were based on myth, or less frequently on actual history.
- Aristotle (2000). "Poetics". Classical Literary Criticism. Translated by Dorsch, T.S. Penguin Classics. p. 69. ISBN 9780140446517.
- Wright, W.C.F. (1907). A short history of Greek literature from Homer to Julian. University of California. p. 269.
- Austin, N. (2011). Sophocles' Philoctetes and the Great Soul Robbery. University of Wisconsin Press. p. 25. ISBN 9780299282745.