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A Week in Literary History

September 23rd, 2002

Greek dramatist Euripides (Medea, 431 BCE) is born around 480 BCE on the island of Salamis, Greece.

Euripides, b. September 23, 480 BCE, d. 406 BCE

euripidesEuripides was the youngest of the great triumvirate of Greek tragedians. More of his plays survive (19 of the 92 he wrote) than those of Aeschylus and Sophocles combined, although he won fewer drama competitions than either of the other two, probably because he held outspoken philosophical views and was connected to Socrates.

Suggested Reading Plays (All dates BCE) Medea, 431. Andromache, c. 425. Electra, 420. The Trojan Women, c. 415. Iphigenia in Tauris, c. 414. Orestes, 408. Bacchae, 405. Iphigenia at Aulis, 405.

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