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Euripides
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(c. 485/484 bce, Salamis – 407/406, Pella). With Aeschylus and Sophocles, Euripides was the third great tragedian of classical Greece. Historically reliable information about his life is scanty. He was probably the son of a landowner and a mother from a distinguished family. In Athens he is said to have been a pupil of the Sophists Anaxagoras, Prodicus, and Protagoras, as well as being a friend of Socrates. He first appeared as a tragedian in 455 bce. He went on to produce 92 plays. In his old age, he finally left Athens for the court of the Macedonian king Archelaus in Pella, wh…

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Käppel, Lutz, “Euripides”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_04734>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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