Euripides Quotes (301 quotes)
Ion (c. 421-408 BC) as translated by Ronald F. Willetts.
Alcestis (2004 edition) - ISBN: 9781419105364
Variant: Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgement.
Euripides: Ion. Rhesus. The Suppliant women. Orestes. Iphigenia in Aulis. Electra. The Phoenician women. The Bacchae (1959 edition), University Of Chicago Press
“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.”
Bellerophon, Fragment 298; quoted in Plutarch's Morals : Ethical Essays (1888) edited and translated by Arthur Richard Shilleto, p. 293.
Euripides: Ion. Hippolytus. Medea. Alcestis: (1971 edition) - ISBN: 9780674990135
“God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it.”
Euripides IV: Helen, The Phoenician Women, Orestes (2013 edition), University of Chicago Press - ISBN: 9780226309378
Euripides: Rhesus, translated by R. Lattimore. The suppliant women, translated by F. Jones. Orestes, translated by W. Arrowsmith. Iphigenia in Aulis, translated by C. R. Walker (1958 edition)
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Occupation: Poet, playwright
Bio: Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him but according to the Suda it was ninety-two at most. Of these, eighteen or nineteen have survived complete and there are also fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays.
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