"Old men's prayers for death are lying prayers, in which they abuse old age and long extent of life. But when death draws near, not one is willing to die, and age no longer is a burden to them." Alcestis. 669.Read Alcestis
Euripides, third of the great Greek tragedians, was born c. 484 B.C. in Salamis, and died 406 B.C. in Macedonia. For more on Euripides' life and contributions to drama, see Euripides feature.
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