Euripides (circa 484 – 406 B.C.E.) was a classical Greek playwright, known as the last of Athen’s great tragic dramatists. Although some details of his life are found in commentaries, nothing is known for certain. He was the author of over ninety plays, the majority of which have now been lost. Although he did not win many competitions, the audiences loved his work. He is best remembered for his portrayal of ordinary people as heroes, which was uncommon in his time, and for focusing on the inner lives of his characters. These innovations had a profound influence on the drama that we see in modern times.
Quotes by Euripides…
What is natural is never disgraceful.
He is wise who is wise to himself.
Cleverness is not wisdom.