Euripides

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

– Euripides

973

born in Salamís, Greece September 21, 0480

died: December 30, 0405
gender: male
genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry

(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 alphabetical order.

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/973.Euripides

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11 thoughts on “Euripides

  1. According to legend, Euripides was born on the day that Greece won an epic battle against Persia and lived some of his life as a recluse in a cave with a magnificent library.

  2. 95 plays!! for a reclusive writer, that’s quite something.

  3. So he is not a myth. As for talking to a fool, no wonder nobody is talking to me. 😛

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