Euripides





Euripides

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born
in Salamís, Greece
September 21, 0480

died
December 30, 0405

gender
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(Greek: Ευριπίδης )
Euripides (Ancient Greek: Εὐριπίδης) (ca. 480 BC–406 BC) was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens (the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles). Ancient scholars thought that Euripides had written ninety-five plays, although four of those were probably written by Critias. Eighteen of Euripides' plays have survived complete. It is now widely believed that what was thought to be a nineteenth, Rhesus, was probably not by Euripides. Fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays also survive. More of his plays have survived than those of Aeschylus and Sophocles together, partly because of the chance preservation of a manuscript that was probably part of a complete collection of his works in alph...more


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More books by Euripides…
“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”
Euripides, Bacchae

“Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect.”
Euripides

“The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable,
Is that which rages in the place of dearest love.”
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