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The Life of Euripides

Summary: This is an essay on the life of Euripides and what he contributed to Greek as well as modern history.
Euripides was one of the most famous of the three Greek dramatists alongside two others: Aeschylus and Sophocles. His works were reasonably popular and well-known during his life, but also still inspire authors and playwrights of recent times. The actual number of tragedies he actually created was somewhere around 120- only a mere 17 still exist today, as well as one satyr. Whether inspiring Roman drama or recent poets and authors, Euripides definitely gave an amazing amount of contributions to history- modern as well as ancient. His 17 works that still survive today remain a symbol of Greek's power of plays and the influence of those who write them.

This great dramatist is believed to have been born in Salamís on September 23, in about 480 BC on the exact date of the great naval battle between the Greeks and the Persians. His parents were ones of the nobility...

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