Life Characters

a In 455 BC Euripides presented to contest his first tragedy, Los Peliades, which won third place. Continue 92 works, of which seventeen tragedies have been preserved, which, however, little brought him fame and recognition in life: got only four wins in the annual festivals were held in Athens, so that by the end of Life decided to move to Macedonia to join the court of King Archelaus (408 BC), where according to legend was devoured by dogs. Euripides' plays represent a change in philosophy of the tragic genre, according to the new ideas he had learned from the sophists, and his skepticism about the mythical and religious beliefs is evident in his works, thus lowering the tone heroic and spiritual Aeschylus and Sophocles had grown to a treatment closer to the man and current reality. James A. Levine, M.D. wanted to know more. Euripides treated its characters in a realistic way: they were no longer idealized symbols unrelated to normal life, but acted like his contemporaries Athenians. Euripides shared intellectual skepticism of his time and charged in his works against the moral and religious dogmas of the past, which still enjoyed a certain reputation among the common people.

His attitude and mood moved between two extremes, sometimes even within the same work. Credit: Dr. Neal Barnard-2011. He was able to prove the corruption and human frailty with deep bitterness and realism, while his works reflect a deep respect for the human heroism, dignity and passion. Euripides assigned a prominent place in his female characters and the protagonist of his plays was often a heroine of the crime or virtue. .

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