History Creator / Euripides

29th Apr '16 8:02:24 AM ZarbiNerada
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* SacredHospitality[=/=]EvenEvilHasStandards: In ''Hecuba'', even war criminal Agamemnon was horrified to learn that Polymestor had murdered a guest.
11th Mar '16 11:49:07 PM ACW
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* EyeScream: Inflicted on {{Complete Monster}}s in ''Hecuba'' and ''Cyclops''.

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* EyeScream: Inflicted on {{Complete Monster}}s in ''Hecuba'' and ''Cyclops''.
8th Mar '16 9:15:24 AM ZarbiNerada
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* AllThereInTheManual: We have enough of Greek mythology to give the background to some of these plays, as well as to know the storylines of many of the {{Missing Episode}}s.



* EyeScream: Inflicted on {{Complete Monster}}s in ''Hecuba'' and ''Cyclops''.



* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: In ''Ion'', Apollo exploits it; Ion is in fact Creusa's son after Apollo raped her, but the oracle tells Creusa's husband that he is his son.

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* ImpoverishedPatrician: Discussed and[=/=]or conversed in a surviving fragment of ''Stheneboea''.
* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: In ''Ion'', Apollo exploits it; Ion is in fact Creusa's son after Apollo raped her, but the oracle tells Creusa's husband that he is his son. Genetically, since Xuthus is one of Apollo's many half-brothers, he's Ion's uncle.
4th Feb '16 10:47:20 AM ZarbiNerada
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* AuthorTract: ''Iphigenia in Tauris'', against HumanSacrifice.

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* AuthorTract: ''Iphigenia in Tauris'', against HumanSacrifice.HumanSacrifice..



* PayEvilUntoEvil: Hecuba's revenge in the play of the same name. When the war first broke out, she and Priam had entrusted Polymestor with their youngest son, as well as the dough to keep him going, but when Troy fell Polymestor killed the kid for the gold. Hecuba lures him to the tent with his two sons, then she kills them and [[EyeScream pokes their father's eyes out]].



* SparedByTheAdaptation: According to contemporary sources, Antigone and Haemon in the now-MissingEpisode ''Antigone''.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: According to contemporary sources, Antigone and Haemon in the now-MissingEpisode ''Antigone''. Fragments of ''Phaëton'' suggest the title character of that one was, too.
12th Oct '14 12:15:37 AM JulianLapostat
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* DeusExMachina

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* DeusExMachinaDeusExMachina : Aristotle and Aristophanes chided him for making use of this obvious devices. Later generations of literary critics especially in the 20th Century, now regard Euripides' as a StealthParody or an UnbuiltTrope of a GainaxEnding, especially after the likes of Creator/BertoltBrecht realized that these kinds of endings could be useful for {{Irony}} and pastische.


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** In general this is the greatness of Euripides, his ability to mix tones from tragedy to comedy and satire which many critics realize was something that he, alone among ancient dramatists, would share with Shakespeare. ''Alcestis'' is another great example.
8th Sep '13 6:56:46 AM KorKhan
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His works are noted for having subtler and more realistic characterization than his predecessors, and for playing with the established tropes of Greek tragedy. On the other hand, Creator/FriedrichNietzsche condemns Euripides for being in thrall to Creator/{{Socrates}} and Creator/{{Plato}}'s philosophy, saying that Euripides "killed" tragedy by infusing it with reason and philosophical ideas.

Any discussion of Euripides has to make note of the fact that he had a LoveItOrHateIt reputation during his day. Euripides was well aware of the constraints placed upon playwrights at the time, and many of his plays attempted to subvert at least one of the Aristotelian conventions. Today, however, some scholars regard him as the best of the three surviving Greek playwrights and several regard him as the Shakespeare of Athens.

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His works are noted for having subtler and more realistic characterization than his predecessors, and for playing with the established tropes of Greek tragedy. On the other hand, Creator/FriedrichNietzsche condemns Euripides for being in thrall to Creator/{{Socrates}} and Creator/{{Plato}}'s Creator/{{Socrates}}' philosophy, saying that Euripides "killed" tragedy by infusing it with reason and philosophical ideas.

Any discussion of Euripides has to make note of the fact that he had a LoveItOrHateIt reputation during his day. Euripides was well aware of the constraints placed upon playwrights at the time, and many of his plays attempted to subvert at least one of the Aristotelian established theatrical conventions. Today, however, some scholars regard him as the best of the three surviving Greek playwrights and several regard him as the Shakespeare of Athens.
22nd Jul '13 12:56:40 PM Willbyr
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* ''Rhesus''[[hottip:*:(Though the authorship is questioned)]]

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* ''Rhesus''[[hottip:*:(Though ''Rhesus''[[note]]Though the authorship is questioned)]]questioned[[/note]]






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1st Mar '13 8:15:12 AM jatay3
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* RapePillageAndBurn: ''Trojan Women''


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* WarIsHell: A common interpretation of ''Trojan Women'' is as a criticism of Athenian atrocities during the Pelopenesian War.
10th Feb '13 3:36:55 PM CDL
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* MoodWhiplash: ''Heracles'' begins with the father, wife, and three sons of Heracles (a.k.a. Hercules) about to be executed by the tyrant, Lycus. At the last moment, Heracles returns and saves his family. Hooray! Then they go to make a sacrifice, [[spoiler:only for Heracles to be driven mad and murder his wife and sons]].
21st Nov '12 5:51:35 PM ZarbiNerada
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* SparedByTheAdaptation: According to contemporary sources, Antigone and Haemon in ''Antigone''.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: According to contemporary sources, Antigone and Haemon in the now-MissingEpisode ''Antigone''.
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