Euripides was the youngest of the three great tragic poets of Ancient time who developed the dramatic arts to its greatest possible level. He was born in 485 or 480 B.C. and was a recluse with a very closed personality. A trait that managed to make him very unpopular and the center of comedy writer's satires.

Although his poetic career spanned 50 years, Euripides only won the Dramatic Competitions 4 times - the first victory dated 441 B.C.

In his plays, we see the conflict of man with his own self and his problems in life. He rejected the idea of the moral superiority of the Gods, while many times imprinting his personal beliefs and obbsessions in his works.

Euripides wrote 92 plays but only 19 survived: "Alcestis", "Medea", "Heracleidae", "Hippolytus", "Andromache", "Hecuba", "The Suppliants", "Electra", "Heracles", "The Trojan Women", "Iphigenia in Tauris", "Ion", "Helen", "Phoenician Women", "Orestes", "Bacchae", "Iphigenia at Aulis", "Rhesus", and "Cyclops". Euripides died in 406 B.C. in Pella, Macedonia.

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