Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Short Essay about Euripides

Euripides is a Greek philosopher, the youngest in the triad of the famous ancient Greek playwrights after Aeschylus and Sophocles.

His birthplace was Salamis, where he was born approximately in 480 BC, some ancient sources indicated the exact date of his birth, 23 September 480 BC, but it is likely just a desire to this date greater significance as it was the day when the famous naval battle took place in which the Greeks defeated the Persians. Another source tells us that Euripides was born in 486 BC, and 481. It is also known that his parents were wealthy, but not of noble origin, however, this thesis was also challenged by the number of researchers, as there is evidence of his education, as well as on his participation in some celebrations, where the road has been closed to commoners.