- c480–406? b.c., Greek dramatist.
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Examples from the Web for euripides
It is Euripides who betrays to us the real meaning of such revolt.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
Verily, then, tragedy is a wise thing and Euripides a great tragedian.The Republic
And if you reply 'Yes,' there will be a case for Euripides; for our tongue will be unconvinced, but not our mind.Theaetetus
Lectures with reading and study of the plays of Æschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.College Teaching
He always makes the most of his Story too: Euripides not often.Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes
- ?480–406 bc, Greek tragic dramatist. His plays, 18 of which are extant, include Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus, Hecuba, Trojan Women, Electra, Iphigeneia in Tauris, Iphigeneia in Aulis, and Bacchae
Today, a “deus ex machina” refers to any person or event that provides a sudden, unexpected solution to a problem or situation.
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