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At the opening of the play AphroditeGoddess euripidea love, explains that Hippolytus has sworn chastity and refuses to revere her. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. When Seneca takes up this narrative, he strips it of the theophanic prologue and epilogue, and thereby allows the human persons to expose and conclude the premises of the conflict.

Phaedra, for her part, ratifies the lie l. The nurse chides Phaedra with the spectre of “strange prodigies” l.


Read more Read less. Return to Book Page. Sucks being an ancient Greek. Theseus comes home and finds his wife hanging and reads her note. Je comprends mieux la valeur symbolique et morale des actions de chaque dieu. The play is set in Troezena coastal town in the north-eastern Peloponnese. Hippolytus by Euripides. It is now widely believed that wh Greek: Anyway, the play demonstrates the fickleness of the gods, where by devoting himself to Artemis Hippolytus earns the enmity of Aphrodite.

On Prime Video Watch Now. All of the Greek plays I have read so far seem to implicitly describe a great force that draws mankind like an inexorable twine of steel along a predestined path.

Lists with This Book. Mind you, I don’t think Aristotle was around during the period when the great playwrights were writing their plays, and while one could consider that drama as an artform was still developing, it seemed that by the time Sophocles and Euripides were writing their plays and competing against each other drama had reached a reasonably mature form.


Medea follows Euriipides and leaves everything because she’s afflicted with a love for him and destroys her family, and here Phaedra is also afflicted to the point of ruining her family. I found this story very intriguing and fast-paced in its constant development, despite the lack of any action at all with the exception of, you know, dying.

We know the good, we see it clear. Write a customer review. It confuses me somewhat as to why a god would get so uptight over a single celibate man, but I have a feeling that it goes quite deeper than that. Hippolytus then embarks on his own lengthy soliloquy, railing against the wretched nature of women and their eiripides.

Recensão a: EURIPIDES – Hipólito

This is the deadly thing which devastates well-ordered cities and the homes of men– that’s it, this art of oversubtle words. Bryn Mawr Commentaries have been admired and used by Greek and Latin teachers at every level for twenty years. The maid now on her own initiative gives the information hipoliot Hippolytus hoping that he may share the passion. I doubt the Greeks did either, which is why they blamed the gods.

Either way, the chorus regards it eurippides “Pan’s frenzy” or “Hecate’s madness” ll. If someone in his youthful and impetuous spirit Addresses you foolishly, pretend not to hear him. This article needs additional citations for verification. Jan 13, Tony rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 14, Anand rated it really liked it. Taking his wife’s letter as proof, Theseus exiles his son.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Onneton Faidra joutuu siis Afroditen kirouksen kohteeksi ja riutuu rakkaudesta Hippolytokseen.

Seriously, it is not a comforting idea, even though Phaedra is not his mother by birth.

Recensão a: EURIPIDES – Hipólito

Constrain hipolito euripides simple back and forward steps. Euripides work is an extremely beautiful reading pleasure and provides a very colorfully painted picture of events. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Sick with love for her stepson, Phaedra is at her wits’ end and finally shares her shameful secret with her nurse, who proceeds to tell Hyppolytus about it, albeit under oath.


Phaedra and Hippolytus fight in a game of gods and both die because of Aphrodite’s and Artemis’s caprices. I have studied Greek tragedy for years, and I do not understand why, out of all Euripides’ plays, Hippolytus is considered his masterpiece. The sea takes him, a wild force that at long last, will succeed in submerging his self-importance. Views Read Edit View history.

Remember that twice in Genesis God euripieds humanity to be fruitful and multiply and to fill the earth with progeny.

A servant warns him about slighting Aphrodite, but Hippolytus refuses to listen. Oct 02, Talie rated it really liked it Shelves: After making the chorus swear secrecy, euuripides goes inside and hangs herself. Sep 12, LunaBel rated it liked it. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Instead of Phaedra being the villain, it’s really Aphrodite, who “breathes a deadly honeyed breath” over everything, that’s at fault in Euripides’ retelling.

Hippolytus is definitely one of my favourite plays by Euripides.

Tragedias: Alcestes – Medea – Electra – Hipólito by Euripides

In fact this is clearly spelt out in the text. No trivia or quizzes yet.

No two Gods are as different as Artemis and Aphrodite, and their friction provided a great foundation for the drama that occurred.