Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma
An ancient Greek dramatist. He was the author of numerous tragedies, including the Bacchae, Medea, and The Trojan Women. He often used the device of deus ex machina (literally, “a god from the machine”) to resolve his plots.
Note: Today, a “deus ex machina” refers to any person or event that provides a sudden, unexpected solution to a problem or situation.