The author of Medea, Euripides, is said to be modern by comparison with those of his contemporaries (Aeschylus and Sophocles), focusing his plays on the inner lives and motives of his characters in a way previously unknown to Greek audiences.
It can be recalled that Euripides was considered one of the three great tragedians of the classical Athens. The other two were Sophocles and Aeschylus. According to ancient scholars, Euripides was able to write 95 plays but only 18 of which survived complete.
Euripides violated the formal structure of the Attic tragedy. Euripides empowered women by giving strong roles to women and mocking the many heroes of Greek mythology.
There are only few stories about the public life of Euripides. The one that is considered to be reliable is that of the accounts of Aristotle. Aristotle said about Euripides being a wealthy man because of his involvement in a dispute over a liturgy. That gathering showed strong proof that Euripides was a rich man. And because he had the finances, he had been able to travel to places like Syracuse and Sicily. He was also noted to be involved in different public or political activities during his lifetime.