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Little is known of the life of Euripides. He was born about 485 B.C. on the island of Salamis and may have begun a career as a painter before writing in the drama competitions in 455 B.C. During his lifetime his plays were often produced, but he won the Athenian drama prize only four times. He died in 406 B.C.

Euripides was a prolific writer, the author of some eighty-eight or more plays, of which nineteen have survived under his name. He was criticized by the conservatives of his time for introducing shabby heroes and immoral women into his plays, a practice... Read More

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Ten Plays by Euripides

Written by Euripides

Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 1, 1990
Price: $7.95

The first playwright of democracy, Euripides wrote with enduring insight and biting satire about social and political problems of Athenian life. In contrast to his contemporaries, he brought an exciting--and, to the Greeks, a stunning--realism to the "pure and noble form" of tragedy. For the first time in history, heroes and... Read more >
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Ten Plays by Euripides

Written by Euripides

Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: November 7, 2012
Price: $4.99

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