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Notebook, 1993-

ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE

[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Demigods and Heros - Achilles - Aegisthus - Agamemnon - Ajax the Locrian - Ajax the Telamonian - Alcestis - Amphiaraos - Amphitrite - Antigone - Atalanta - Belerophon - Cadmus - Clytemnestra - Daedalus - Danae - Dioscuri - Electra - Europa - Eurydice - Ganymede - Hector - Hecuba - Helen - Heracles - Hippolytus - Icarus - Io - Iphigenia - Jason - Leda - Menelaus - Minos - Nestor - Niobe - Odysseus - Oedipus - Orestes - Medea - Orpheus - Paris - Pasiphae - Pelops - Penelope - Perseus - Phaedra - Phaethon - Phrixus - Priam - Telemachus - Theseus - Triptolemus

Phaedra

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The daughter of Minos, king of Crete, and Pasiphae, she married Theseus and had with him two sons, Acamas and Demophoon. A victim of Aphrodite, Phaedra fell in love with Hippolytus, son of Theseus and Antiope. Phaedra had met Hippolytus at Troezene at the palace of Pittheus, grandfather of Hippolytus. Enamoured to the point of hysteria she tried to entice her stepson but Hippolytus rejected her unnatural [p. 75] love, whereupon she unjustly accused him of attempting to violate her to her husband Theseus. This resulted in the death of Hippolytus. But after his death, Phaedra confessed his innocence and purity and then hanged herself from a rafter in the palace being unable to bear such guilt. [pp. 75-76]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]




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