Question and answer
Who freely used his own versions of Classical myths in his tragedies? Euripides? Sophocles? Aristophanes? Aeschylus?
Who freely used his own versions of Classical myths in his tragedies? Euripides? Sophocles? Aristophanes? Aeschylus? Answer: Euripides Euripides (/j??'r?p?di?z/ or /j??'r?p?di?z/;[1] Greek: ????p?d??) (c. [ 480 – 406 BC) was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him but
according to the Suda it was ninety-two at most. Of these, eighteen or nineteen have survived complete (there has been debate about his authorship of Rhesus, largely on stylistic grounds)[2] and there are also fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays. More of his plays have survived intact than those of Aeschylus and Sophocles together, partly due to mere chance and partly because his popularity grew as theirs declined[3][4]—he became, in the Hellenistic Age, a cornerstone of ancient literary education, along with Homer, Demosthenes and Menander.[5] Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama down to modern times, especially in the representation of traditional, mythical heroes as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. This new approach led him to pioneer developments that later writers adapted to comedy, some of which are characteristic of romance. Yet he also became "the most tragic of poets",[nb 1] focusing on the inner lives and motives of his characters in a way previously unknown.[6][7] He was "the creator of...that cage which is the theatre of Shakespeare's Othello, Racine's Phèdre, of Ibsen and Strindberg," in which "...imprisoned men and women destroy each other by the intensity of their loves and hates",[8] and yet he was also the literary ancestor of comic dramatists as diverse as Menander and George Bernard Shaw.[9] He was also unique among the writers of ancient Athens for the sympathy he demonstrated towards all victims of society, including women.[6][10] His conservative male audiences were frequently shocked by the 'heresies' he put into the mouths of characters, such as these words of his heroine Medea: ]
Expert answered|marissa-sarol|Points 41|
Question
Asked 5/30/2013 6:22:04 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
24,968,375 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Identify the mood of the following sentence. Go ...
Weegy: Go home. The mood of the following sentence is Imperative.
4/28/2016 1:35:55 PM| 4 Answers
The line that contains the point Q( 1, -2) and is parallel to the ...
Weegy: -(4)^-2 is equal to - 1/16 -(4)^-2 = - 1/4^2 = - 1/16 User: Find the slope of the line that contains the ...
4/28/2016 11:38:51 AM| 3 Answers
Centripetal force
4/28/2016 10:31:18 AM| 2 Answers
The absorption of water by plants is called transpiration. True ...
Weegy: The absorption of water by plants is called transpiration. TRUE.
4/28/2016 11:08:22 AM| 2 Answers
(5a - 7)(2a - 1)? User: What is the product of (4x + 3)(-2x - ...
Weegy: (4x + 3)(-2x - 5) = -8x^2 - 20x - 6x - 15 = -8x^2 - 26x - 15 User: Factor 2x^2 + 7x + 3. (2x + 2)(x + 1) (2x ...
4/28/2016 11:54:33 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
Points 888 [Total 888] Ratings 20 Comments 668 Invitations 2 Offline
S
1
L
L
P
R
P
L
P
Points 287 [Total 12239] Ratings 2 Comments 257 Invitations 1 Offline
S
L
P
P
P
Points 231 [Total 3377] Ratings 0 Comments 231 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 131 [Total 131] Ratings 3 Comments 101 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 43 [Total 43] Ratings 4 Comments 3 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 43 [Total 56] Ratings 4 Comments 3 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 20 [Total 20] Ratings 2 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 20 [Total 52] Ratings 2 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 15 [Total 68] Ratings 0 Comments 15 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 14 [Total 19] Ratings 0 Comments 14 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.