Nietzsche’s sustained attack on Euripidean tragedy also does not seem to have rightly understood Aristophanes’ criticism of Euripides in his play The Frogs , since Aristophanes’ denunciation of the ‘effeminate’ and ‘democratic’ style of Euripides was indeed directed at a Dionysian form of drama that contrasted with the stark ‘manly’ art of Aeschylus. The erotic aspects of Euripides’ drama were regarded by Aristophanes as a manifestation of the unbridled licentiousness of Dionysiac rituals, which exploited the androgynous character of Dionysus himself. In other words, Nietzsche’s criticism of Euripidean tragedy is in direct opposition to his admiration of what he believed to be the ‘Dionysian’ aspects of the earliest dramatic representations.
pour (prep.) 1. for. 2. for the purpose of. avoir pour + infinitive to have to (do something), to be obliged to. On a pour propter la maison avant que la compagnie arrive. (We have to clean the house before the company arrives.) pour que + subjunctive subordinate order that Mon mari travaille des longues heures pour que je peuve rester à la maison avec les enfants. (My husband works long hours so that I can stay home with the children.)