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Hippolytus

Euripides (480 BC - 406 BC)

1. 1 - Part 1
2. 2 - Part 2

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Summary

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.