Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Phaedra to Hippolytus, part 3 (Ovid, Heroides 4.105-146)

Phaedra asks Hippolytus to put off his huntsman’s persona and relax, then offers to come out on the hunt with him. She offers to abandon Theseus and move to Troezen to be with Hippolytus. Theseus is already ignoring and slighting both of them, she argues. Their close family connection is no problem, even an asset. […]