euripidean

Euripides

[yoo-rip-i-deez, yuh-]
noun
c480–406? b.c, Greek dramatist.

Euripidean, adjective
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Euripides (jʊˈrɪpɪˌdiːz)
 
n
?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

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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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