Euripides

Euripides

Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Poet, playwright

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: Attributed. Also presented as a Proverb in books from the 19th century or attributed to Poincelot.
Source/Notes: Euripides: Ion. Rhesus. The Suppliant women. Orestes. Iphigenia in Aulis. Electra. The Phoenician women. The Bacchae (1959 edition), University Of Chicago Press

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Source/Notes: Ion (c. 421-408 BC) as translated by Ronald F. Willetts.
Source/Notes: Variant: Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgement.

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Source/Notes: Medea (2012 edition), Courier Dover Publications - ISBN: 9780486275482
Source/Notes: Euripides: Ion. Rhesus. The Suppliant women. Orestes. Iphigenia in Aulis. Electra. The Phoenician women. The Bacchae (1959 edition), University Of Chicago Press