480 BC - Born in Salamís on the 23rd of September. 408 BC - He left Athens at the invitation of king Archelaus I of Macedon and stayed with him in Macedonia. - Euripides' final competition in Athens. 441 BC - He won first prize, and over the course of his lifetime, Euripides claimed a mere four victories. He also won one posthumous victory. 455 BC - Euripides first competed in the Dionysia, the famous Athenian dramatic festival. 406 BC - According to Pausanias, Euripides was buried in Macedonia.
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- "Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass."
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