Euripides [yoo-rip-i-deez, yuh-] Examples noun

  1. c480–406? b.c., Greek dramatist.

Related formsEu·rip·i·de·an, adjective Examples from the Web for euripides Historical Examples of euripides

  • It is Euripides who betrays to us the real meaning of such revolt.

    The Truth About Woman

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

  • Verily, then, tragedy is a wise thing and Euripides a great tragedian.

    The Republic


  • And if you reply ‘Yes,’ there will be a case for Euripides; for our tongue will be unconvinced, but not our mind.



  • Lectures with reading and study of the plays of Æschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.

    College Teaching

    Paul Klapper

  • He always makes the most of his Story too: Euripides not often.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes

    Edward FitzGerald

  • British Dictionary definitions for euripides Euripides noun

    1. ?480–406 bc, Greek tragic dramatist. His plays, 18 of which are extant, include Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus, Hecuba, Trojan Women, Electra, Iphigeneia in Tauris, Iphigeneia in Aulis, and Bacchae

    euripides in Culture Euripides [(yoo-rip-i-deez)]

    An ancient Greek dramatist. He was the author of numerous tragedies, including the Bacchae, Medea, and The Trojan Women. He often used the device of deus ex machina (literally, “a god from the machine”) to resolve his plots.

    Note Today, a “deus ex machina” refers to any person or event that provides a sudden, unexpected solution to a problem or situation.

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