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Euripides
(4,470 words)

(Εὐριπίδης /Euripídēs)

[German version]

[1] Tragedian

The Attic Tragedian.

[German version]

A. Biography

The most important evidence comes from the vita passed down to us in several MSS, the  Marmor Parium, the  Suda, Gell. NA 15,20 and the vita by  Satyrus. Only a few details of E.'s life can be considered certain: born between 485 and 480 BC on Salamis, son of a Mnesarchus or Mnesarchides. He took part in the …

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Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg), “Euripides”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e405880>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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