Een dramatische selectie | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 52, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0165-8204
  • E-ISSN: 2667-1573



This article sketches and critically discusses the scenarios that have been postulated for the establishment of a canon of Euripides´ tragedies in what is generally believed to be the second or third century CE. Although the establishment of the canon has received some critical attention over the years, criteria that fit all the canonical Euripidean tragedies are yet to be drawn up. This article discusses the difficulties in doing so, illustrated by an examination of several case studies on the basis of a set of possible criteria extrapolated from an article by Rafaella Cribiore (2001b) on Euripides´ .


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