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Euripides (circa 485 - 406 BCE)

Euripides is the best-known ancient Greek tragic playwright after Aeschylus and Sophocles He is the author of Medea, Hippolytus, The Bacchae, The Trojan Women, and fifteen other extant plays. Aristotle argues in Book XIII that Euripides is a master of tragic plots in which the fortunes of the central characters move from good to bad due to the characters' particular circumstances.