Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Literatures, Languages, and Cultures

First Advisor

H.F. Field

Second Advisor

D. J. Keegan


Euripides, the youngest of the tragic poets, was born in 485 B.C. and died in 406. The span of his life coincides with the most triumphant period of Athenian history. His father was names Mnesarchides, his mother Kleito. They were apparently of wealth, for Euripides had considerable property and was "Proxenum" or consul of Magnesia. Another indication of wealth is the fact that Euripides was the possessor of a library, something especially rare then.


A Thesis submitted to the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts of Marquette University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy