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Hippolytus

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By: (480 BC - 406 BC)

Eurpides' tragedy tells of Theseus' chaste son Hippolytus, who refuses to worship Aphrodite in favor of Artemis. Aphrodite gets revenge by causing Hippolytus' stepmother Phaedra to fall in love with him, unleashing a chain of tragic events.

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NINE GREEK DRAMAS

By AESCHYLUS, SOPHOCLES, EURIPIDES and ARISTOPHANES

Translations by E.D.A. MORSHEAD E.H. PLUMPTRE GILBERT MURRAY and B.B. ROGERS

HIPPOLYTUS

and

THE BACCHAE

of

EURIPIDES

Translated by GILBERT MURRAY

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

Euripides, the youngest of the trio of great Greek tragedians was born at Salamis in 480 B.C., on the day when the Greeks won their momentous naval victory there over the fleet of the Persians. The precise social status of his parents is not clear but he received a good education, was early distinguished as an athlete, and showed talent in painting and oratory. He was a fellow student of Pericles, and his dramas show the influence of the philosophical ideas of Anaxagoras and of Socrates, with whom he was personally intimate. Like Socrates, he was accused of impiety, and this, along with domestic infelicity, has been supposed to afford a motive for his withdrawal from Athens, first to Magnesia and later to the court of AnchelaĆ¼s in Macedonia where he died in 406 B... Continue reading book >>


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