Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Euripides
(4,484 words)

(Εὐριπίδης/Euripidēs; Latin Euripides)

A. Historical dimension

Depictions of the Athenian tragedian E. (485/480–406 BC) as a historical figure are, as is often the case with ancient poets' lives, inextricably linked to the reception of his literary output. The key document here is the Vita, preserved in many manuscripts, which combines diverse traditions. It is divided into five parts: (1–2) two versions of his life (TrGF V.1, T 1 IA and IB), (3) the account of his death…

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Lämmle, Rebecca (Basel), “Euripides”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004632>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160602



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