“There is no worse evil than a bad woman; and nothing has ever been produced better than a good one.”
Melanippe Desmotis [in English: Melanippe in Chains], fragment
Attributed. Also presented as a Proverb in books from the 19th century or attributed to Poincelot.
Euripides: Ion. Rhesus. The Suppliant women. Orestes. Iphigenia in Aulis. Electra. The Phoenician women. The Bacchae (1959 edition), University Of Chicago Press
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsEuripides
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.