At a glance:
- Author: Euripides
- Type of Work: Play
- Genres: Drama, Tragedy
- Subjects: Mythology or myths, Religion, Kings, queens, or royalty, Gods or goddesses, Cults, Greek or Roman times, Sacrifice, Greece or Greek people
- Locales: Europe, Greece, Greece, ancient, Thebes, ancient, Boeotia
In about 408 b.c.e., Euripides left Athens to accept the invitation of King Archelaus to write works for his court in Macedon. There Euripides died in 406 b.c.e. His final trilogy of plays, including both The Bacchae and Iphigeneia en Taurois (c. 414 b.c.e.; Iphigenia in Tauris, 1782), was produced in Athens by his son. Posthumously, he was awarded first prize for this trilogy, the fifth time that the poet had been so honored.
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