Euripides (c. 485-406 BCE)

“No one has discovered how music and songs
with rich accompaniment of strings can put an end
to men’s hateful sorrows—which lead to deaths
and dreadful misfortunes that overturn the house.”

  • From Euripides’ Medea (approximately between lines 190-200), translated by James Morwood in Medea and Other Plays (Oxford University Press, 1997, 1998, 2008).

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