Euripides

Bust of Euripides:<br />Roman marble copy of a fourth-century BC Greek original ([[Museo Pio-Clementino]], Rome) Euripides (; ''Eurīpídēs'', ; ) was a tragedian of classical Athens. Along with Aeschylus and Sophocles, he is one of the three ancient Greek tragedians for whom any plays have survived in full. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, but the ''Suda'' says it was ninety-two at most. Of these, eighteen or nineteen have survived more or less complete (''Rhesus'' is suspect). There are many fragments (some substantial) of most of his other plays. More of his plays have survived intact than those of Aeschylus and Sophocles together, partly because his popularity grew as theirs declinedhe became, in the Hellenistic Age, a cornerstone of ancient literary education, along with Homer, Demosthenes, and Menander.

Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama down to modern times, especially in the representation of traditional, mythical heroes as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. This new approach led him to pioneer developments that later writers adapted to comedy, some of which are characteristic of romance. He also became "the most tragic of poets", focusing on the inner lives and motives of his characters in a way previously unknown. He was "the creator of...that cage which is the theatre of Shakespeare's ''Othello'', Racine's ''Phèdre'', of Ibsen and Strindberg," in which "imprisoned men and women destroy each other by the intensity of their loves and hates". But he was also the literary ancestor of comic dramatists as diverse as Menander and George Bernard Shaw.

His contemporaries associated him with Socrates as a leader of a decadent intellectualism. Both were frequently lampooned by comic poets such as Aristophanes. Socrates was eventually put on trial and executed as a corrupting influence. Euripides chose a voluntary exile in old age, dying in Macedonia. But recent scholarship casts doubt on ancient biographies of Euripides. For example, it is possible that he never visited Macedonia at all, or, if he did, he might have been drawn there by King Archelaus with incentives that were also offered to other artists. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Eurípides
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by Euripides
Published 1909
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by Euripides
Published 1921
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Las bacantes : tragedia
Biblioteca Mayor
by Euripides
Published 1924
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by Euripides
Published 1946
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Eurípides
Facultad de Lenguas
by Eurípides
Published 1974
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Dramas y tragedias
Facultad de Lenguas
by Eurípides
Published 1962
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Tragedias
Facultad de Lenguas
by Eurípides
Published 1955
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Dramas y tragedias
Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano
by Euripides
Published 1962
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Tradedias
Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano
by Eurípides
Published 2008
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Euripides y su influencia
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Euripides
Published 1947
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Hipolito
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Euripides
Published 1972
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Ion hippolytus medea alcestis
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Euripides
Published 1935
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Las bacantes
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
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Las fenicias
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Euripides
Published 1946
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Medea de euripides
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Euripides
Published 1972
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Obras dramaticas de euripides
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Euripides
Published 1909
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Tome 2 hippolyte-andromaque-hecube
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Euripides
Published 1989
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by Euripides
Published 1990
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