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Quote #10

Chorus: Wide is the range of Zeus on Olympus,
Wide the surprise which the gods can bring (239)

Euripides is often thought to have been an atheist. There is some debate about this, but it's pretty hard to deny that he often depicts gods as uncaring or cruel. If Zeus allowed all these things to happen, could that be interpreted as a betrayal? Or has man betrayed him by doing all these terrible things?

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