Euripides (Ancient Greek: Εὐριπίδης) (ca. 480 BCE – 406 BCE) 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 or nineteen of Euripides' plays have survived complete. There has been debate about his ... more »
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- Cassandra's Wild Marriage Song
- The Strength of Fate
- Love Song
- Children in the House
- Farewell To Alcestis
- Helen's Return To Greece
- Lost is the Bliss
- Life's Perplexing Maze
- The Exile's Song
- Chorus of Phoenician Women
- LOVE SONG (from
- The Sphynx
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''Better a serpent than a stepmother!''Euripides (480-406 B.C.), Greek dramatist. Alcestis, in Alcestis, l. 310, Collected Plays of Euripides, ed. and trans. by Gilbert Murray (1954).
''Let mortal man keep to his ownEuripides (480-406 B.C.), Greek dramatist. Herakles, in Alcestis, l. 799, Collected Plays of Euripides, ed. and trans. by Gilbert Murray (1954).
Mortality, and not expect too much.''
'''Twas but my tongue, 'twas not my soul that swore.''Euripides (480-406 B.C.), Greek dramatist. Hippolytus, in Hippolytus, l. 612, Collected Plays of Euripides, ed. and trans. by Gilbert Murray (1954).
''I love the old way best, the simple wayEuripides (c. 480-406 BC), Greek tragedian. Medea, in Medea, trans. by Gilbert Murray.
Of poison, where we too are strong as men.''
''Of all things upon earth that bleed and grow,Euripides (c. 480-406 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Medea, in Medea, trans. by Gilbert Murray.
A herb most bruised is woman.''
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