Greek - (c. 484-407 BC). A dramatist. He was the author of about fifty plays of which nineteen survive. Among them are Alcestis, Andromache, The Bacchae, Cyclops, Electra, Hecuba, Helen, Heracles, Heraclidae, Hippolytus, Ion, Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia in Tauris, The Maidens, Medea, Orestes, The Phoenicians, Pleiades, Rhesus, The Suppliants and The Trojan Women. Some say that he was torn to pieces by the king's dogs. On occassion, known as Euripides.

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