Monday, July 6th, 2020

Phaedra to Hippolytus, part 2 (Ovid, Heroides 4.37-84

Phaedra wants to take up hunting like Hippolytus and is driven to the extremes of mental derangement. Perhaps it is some family curse that the women of her Cretan line all suffer in love (Europa, Pasiphae, Ariadne)? Phaedra describes how attractive she found Hippolytus when she first saw him at Eleusis. See Peter J. Davis, […]