Publisher Description

Euripides, the youngest of the trio of great Greek tragedians was born at Salamis in 480 B.C., on the day when the Greeks won their momentous naval victory there over the fleet of the Persians. The precise social status of his parents is not clear but he received a good education, was early distinguished as an athlete, and showed talent in painting and oratory. He was a fellow student of Pericles, and his dramas show the influence of the philosophical ideas of Anaxagoras and of Socrates, with whom he was personally intimate. Like Socrates, he was accused of impiety, and this, along with domestic infelicity, has been supposed to afford a motive for his withdrawal from Athens, first to Magnesia and later to the court of Anchelaüs in Macedonia where he died in 406 B.C.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2015
January 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
114
Pages
PUBLISHER
Project Gutenberg
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
79.8
KB

Customer Reviews

Inkweaver865 ,

Read it for a class

Lovely and very readable translation. I have trouble with ancient texts sometimes, but this translation was very easy to get through, and was quite enjoyable to boot.

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