Thursday February 3rd 2011

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Thought for the Day

“Along with success
comes a reputation for wisdom.”

~ Euripides


Born: c. 480 BC Salamís
Died: c. 406 BC Macedonia

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. Euripides is known primarily for having reshaped the formal structure of Athenian tragedy[citation needed] by portraying strong female characters[citation needed] 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.

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