Hippolytus (Euripides)

Oh Zeus! Why have you established in the sunlit world
This counterfeit coin, woman, to curse the human race?
If you desired to plant a mortal stock, why must
The means for this be women? A better plan would be
For men to come to your temples and put down a price
In bronze, or iron, or weight of gold, and buy their sons
In embryo, for a sum befitting each man's wealth.
Then they could live at home like free men - without women

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  • Aristotle on Hippolytus
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  • Hippolytos in Euripides, Seneca and Racine for a philological study of the evolution of Hippolytus as chastity paradigm (in Dutch)

    Plays by Euripides

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