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SummaryEuripides was a famous Poet from Greece, who lived between 480 BC and 406 BC.
BiographyEuripides (or Euripides, Greek: Εὐριπίδης) was the last of the three great tragic poets of ancient Greece, after Aiskhylos and Sophocles.
Euripides came from phyla, a village in Attica, but stayed mainly in Athens. He studied under Protagoras, and Socrates was one of the other students. In 408 or 407 he left Athens for the benefit of the court of Arkelaos, king of Macedonia, where he died.
Euripides' influence has been enormous. He was, however, not representative of a community culture, so one can understand the tragedies of Sophocles and Aiskhylos. On the contrary, he was spokesman for a new era, sofistikken), and was therefore subject to much opposition and proportionality, which is clearly reflected in Aristophanes' comedies. He wrote probably about 90 tragedies and we know the name of about 80 of them. 18 has survived to our days.
In drama competitions that took place during the great Dionysia, which was so important in ancient Greece, Euripides had only four first prizes in his lifetime even though he competed 22 times. The Bacchae and Ifigenia in Aulis received their first award, which were awarded posthumously at initial presentation.
Our collection contains 54 quotes who is written / told by Euripides, under the main topics: Happiness, Forgiveness, Happiness, Wisdom.
Related authors: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Socrates
Famous quotes by Euripides (54)
"The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life"
"Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future"
"I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too"
"God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it"
"Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides"
"When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor"
"The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man"
"Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world"
"Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account"
"One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for"
"Human misery must somewhere have a stop; there is no wind that always blows a storm"
"Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold"
"Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love"