The Dramas of Euripides: Complete Surviving Works, 19 Plays (Forgotten Books)

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"Euripides was born in Salamis in 480 B.C.E. Along with Aeschylus and Sophocles he was one of the three leading ancient writers of tragic plays. Very little is known about his personal life; it is belived that he came from a wealthy family and was politically active. Euripides left Athens in 408 B.C.E. and took up residence in Macedonia under the sponsorship of its king; he died shortly thereafter. He did not win as many competitions as Aeschylus or Sophocles, and was used as a running joke in Aristophanes' plays, where he appears as a satirical character. However his dramas became more popular than the other two 'immortals' as time went by. His greatest works are Alcestis, Medea, Electra and The Bacchae." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)

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Publisher's Preface; Alcestis; Andromache; The Bacchantes; The Cyclops; Electra; Hecuba; Helen; The Heracleidae; Heracles; Hippolytus; Ion; Iphigenia In Tauris; Iphigenia At Aulis; Medea; Orestes; The Phoenissae; Rhesus; The Suppliants; The Trojan Women

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Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, Esoteric and Mythology. www.forgottenbooks.org

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"Euripides (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.

Euripides is known primarily for having reshaped the formal structure of traditional Attic tragedy by showing strong women characters and intelligent slaves, and by satirizing many heroes of Greek mythology. His plays seem modern by comparison with those of his contemporaries, focusing on the inner lives and motives of his characters in a way previously unknown to Greek audiences." (Quote from wikipedia.org)

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