Questions tagged [euripides]

Questions about the works of the Athenian tragedian Euripides (fifth century BCE) and his life as a writer. Use this tag with the [greek-literature] tag.

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Catharsis in Medea

Catharsis is defined by Aristotle as a pure release of supressed emotions. It generally occurs at the end of the play or at the resolution, when the audience undergoes a powerful experience of a range ...
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Euripides - Were his Argonautical works considered canon?

After reading his work "Medea", I'm left wondering how the immediate audience and subsequent generations thought about it. Namely, whether it was accepted straight away as part of this wider ...
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Euripides - mystai or evidence of higher-ranked status?

Euripedes has quite an extensive catalog on the so-called mystery cults. In the wiki, it does state the tragedian had some involvement in a mystery cult: He served for a short time as both dancer and ...
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Meaning of "For if women become so bold..." from "Orestes"

In the play Orestes by Euripides, what is meant by the following, from line 567? "For if women become so bold as to murder their husbands, taking refuge in their children, hunting down pity with ...
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Where did Euripides say "keep a balance in your life"?

I've seen this attributed to Euripides in various places: The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live ...
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Why did Andromache call the men of Sparta ‘devious plotters and the master of lies’?

Why does Euripides put the following speech into the mouth of Andromache, in his play of the same name? Andromache: (Breaking into a rage) Inhabitants of Sparta, most hated men on earth, devious ...
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