YMMV / Euripides

  • Periphery Demographic: His plays are incredibly popular with women and especially feminists. Not surprising considering the fact that, unlike his contemporaries, his works consistently have women of all ages and social classes in major and meaty role with complex personality and relatable characters flaws. And of course, one of the most famous tragic heroine is from one of his works.
  • Love It or Hate It: His work has this popularity to his contemporary. Avert in the modern time, where he is the Breakout Character.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Hera filling Herakles with a homicidal rage simply because he's one of Zeus' many bastard children.
    • Atreus feeding Thyestes his [Thyestes'] own children.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: His play The Trojan Women did this to many of the (flat) background female characters of the Trojan war mythology while boosting up the popularity of old-favorites like Cassandra, Helen and Hecuba that would continue in their titular plays.
  • Values Dissonance: The satyrs think nothing of gang-raping Helen. This is played for laughs.
  • The Woobie: This is Greek mythology. Woobies are twenty an obolos.