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  • Plays written by Euripides seem modern compared to those of Aeschylus and Sophocles.
  • Euripides.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • The fishwoman of Dumarsais can retort on the herb-seller of Euripides, the discobols Vejanus lives again in the Forioso, the tight-rope dancer.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • ’I can’t help thinking of the Hippolytus of Euripides, where the early licentiousness of Theseus is probably responsible for the asceticism of the son that helps bring about the tragedy that ruins them all.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • It was Euripides, this Greek writer from the fifth century BC.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • This is where the great tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides were performed during the time of Socrates.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Among the more eminent Bluecoat boys are Joshua Barnes, editor of Anacreon and Euripides; Jeremiah Markland, the eminent critic, particularly in Greek Literature; Camden, the antiquary; Bishop Stillingfleet; Samuel Richardson, the novelist; Thomas Mitchell, the translator of Aristophanes; Thomas Barnes, many years editor of the London Times; Coleridge, Charles Lamb, and Leigh Hunt.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • As for the poets, they have Aristophanes, Homer, Euripides, and Sophocles of Aldus’s edition; and for historians, Thucydides, Herodotus, and Herodian.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • As Euripides says, one man’s meat is another man’s poison morally as well as physically.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • Thereafter, they slipped quickly into an easier relation: by Spring, he was reading Euripides with some confidence.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel

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  • Euphorion was first, Sophocles second, Euripides third, with Medea t Philoctetes, Dictys, and the Harvesters, a Satyr-play.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • Euripides.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • "How do we know," Guariglia whispered, with ice-cold water dripping from his mustache, "that he won’t shoot us in the pool, like Euripides?"
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • It would be better to breed horses and live in one of those red villas than to run in and out of the skulls of Sophocles and Euripides like a maggot, with a high-minded wife, one of those University women.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • But I cannot admit that the class represented by Eschylus, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Euripides, Shakespear, Goethe, Ibsen, and Tolstoy, not to mention our own contemporary playwrights, is as much in place in Mr Redford’s office as a pickpocket is in Bow Street.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren’s Profession
  • Left alone in the great house, father shut in his study at the top, Lizzie polishing brass stair rods, another maid doing bedrooms, Shag asleep on his mat, while Sophie, I suppose, stood at the back door taking in joints, milk, vegetables from tradespeople in their little carts, I mounted to my room; spread my Liddell and Scott upon the table, and settled down to read Plato, or to make out some scene in Euripides or Sophocles for Clara Pater, or Janet Case.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • His thoughts went on: "—Euripides, Plato, Aristotle, Lucretius, Epictetus, Seneca, Antoninus.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • ] [Footnote 342: Euripides.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • And so, forsooth, the youth are said to be taught them by Socrates, when there are not unfrequently exhibitions of them at the theatre (Probably in allusion to Aristophanes who caricatured, and to Euripides who borrowed the notions of Anaxagoras, as well as to other dramatic poets.
    Plato  --  The Apology
  • [1* ’It remains a strange and almost inexplicable fact that in Athena’s city, where women were kept in almost Oriental suppression as odalisques or drudges, the stage should yet have produced figures like Clytemnestra and Cassandra Atossa and Antigone, Phedre and Medea, and all the other heroines who dominate play after play of the "misogynist" Euripides.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • Jason doth forsake My mistress and his own two sons, to make EURIPIDES His couch in a king’s chamber.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • 6 EURIPIDES ATTENDANT.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • Keep them apart : Let not their mother meet them while her heart 8 EURIPIDES Is darkened.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • For I stood afar at the gate, And there came from within a crv, io EURIPIDES And wailing desolate.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • 14 EURIPIDES Then song had served us in our need.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • … Of this judgment not a line 22 EURIPIDES Shall waver nor abate.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • 24 EURIPIDES On to the peril-point !
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • 20 EURIPIDES MEDEA.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • And more, thou hast made menace … so the alarms i8 EURIPIDES But now have reached mine ear … on bride and groom, And him who gave the bride, to work thy doom Of vengeance.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • You remember what Euripides says about your money and gunpowder?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • Euripides mentions Barbara, does he?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • Give me to see Him and his bride, who sought My grief when I wronged her not, Broken in misery, 12 EURIPIDES And all her house…… O God, My mother’s home, and the dim Shore that I left for him, And the voice of my brother’s blood…… NURSE.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • 26 EURIPIDES Dark is the house afar, Where an old king called thee daughter ; All that was once thy star In stormy water, Dark : and, lo, in the nearer House that was sworn to love thee, Another, queenlier, dearer, Is throned above thee.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • Can a sane man translate Euripides?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • 36 EURIPIDES Make Innocence my friend, God’s fairest star, Yea, and abate not The rare sweet beat of bosoms without war, That love, and hate not.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • Ho, woman ; get thee gone And lead lord Jason hither…… There is none 48 EURIPIDES Like thee, to work me these high services.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • 50 EURIPIDES Enter JASON.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • 32 EURIPIDES LEADER.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • 38 EURIPIDES AEGEUS.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • 52 EURIPIDES LEADER.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • 34 EURIPIDES JASON.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • 40 EURIPIDES MEDEA.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • 42 EURIPIDES MEDEA.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • 44 EURIPIDES MEDEA.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • Since thou wilt build so wondrous high Thy deeds of service in my jeopardy, 30 EURIPIDES To all my crew and quest I know but one Saviour, of Gods or mortals one alone, The Cyprian.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • Her lord, if he be wearied of the face Withindoors, gets him forth ; some merrier place Will ease his heart : but she waits on, her whole Vision enchained on a single souL 16 EURIPIDES And then, forsooth, ’tis they that face the call Of war, while we sit sheltered, hid from all Peril!
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • This is more witty, but less grand, something like Racine after Corneille, like Euripides after AEschylus.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Yet will I make one prayer, That my two children be no more exiled But stay…… Oh, not that I would leave a child 4<5 EURIPIDES Here upon angry shores till those have laughed Who hate me : ’tis that I will slay by craft The king’s daughter.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • And Euripides (whatever the disparagement of pedantry) he thought one of the greatest lyrical singers in all poetry.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Women, my strength is gone, Gone like a dream, since once I looked upon 60 EURIPIDES Those shining faces.
    Euripides  --  Medea
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