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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Euripides 480?-406 B.C. Greek dramatist who ranks with Sophocles and Aeschylus as the greatest classical tragedians. He wrote more than 90 tragedies, although only 18, including Medea, Hippolytus, and The Trojan Women, survive in complete form.

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  • proper n. A Greek tragedian (c. 480–406 BCE); Euripides was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens.
  • proper n. A male given name, mostly representing a transliteraion of the modern Greek Ευριπίδης.

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  • n. one of the greatest tragic dramatists of ancient Greece (480-406 BC)

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Εὐριπίδης. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Euripides: see W. Nestle, _Euripides_ (Stuttgart, 1901) pp. 51-152.

    Atheism in Pagan Antiquity

  • Aeschylean tragedy to Platonic dialogue, via Euripides, is described by Nietzsche both as decline from a supreme moment of human expression, and as the rescuing of that moment for modern discourses supposed to be non-dramatic.

    Post-Secular Conviviality

  • And even the loose adaptation of events reminds me of Greek tragedy, in which an Electra, Iphigeneia or Helen in the hands of a Euripides is portrayed sometimes almost surrealistically, or at least far differently from the main narrative of the Trojan War, followed by the more standard Aeschylus, Sophocles and others.

    Victor David Hansen's thoughts on 300

  • How can they call Euripides [Greek text], {87b} putting a few passages of his against whole Dramas of the other, who also can show sentence for sentence more moving than any Euripides wrote.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes Vol. II

  • What in the name of Euripides is going on with the Greek, or seeing it's the Lib Dems, Geek Tragedy that's sending bolts of lightning crackling across the Birmingham conference hall?

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Aristotle bestows on him many a severe censure, and when he calls Euripides "the most tragic poet," he by no means ascribes to him the greatest perfection in the tragic art in general, but merely alludes to the moving effect which is produced by unfortunate catastrophes; for he immediately adds, "although he does not well arrange the rest."

    Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature

  • Alcestis is a princess from Greek mythology, popularized in Euripides’s tragedy of the same name.

    2010 May « The BookBanter Blog

  • -- 'Lycimnius' is, according to the scholiast, the title of a tragedy by Euripides, which is about a ship that is struck by lightning.

    The Birds

  • [581] In parody of a passage in the 'Sthenoboea' of Euripides, which is preserved in Athenaeus.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2

  • -- 'Lycimnius' is, according to the Scholiast, the title of a tragedy by Euripides, which is about a ship that is struck by lightning.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2

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