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Phaedra's Meadow Core Aphrodite put a spell on Phaedra that made her fall in love with her son-in-law, Hippolytus.

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Having heard Hippolytus' tirade, Phaedra is ..

Phaedra and Hippolytus As soon as Theseus found the note he cursed Hippolytus.
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Phaedra: Guilt
Hippolytus: Devotion
Theseus: Revenge and rage
Aphrodite: Jealousy and envy I was walking thru the forest
One cold and dreary morn
My heart sick with jealousy
And memories I need no more
No I could never kill a man
But I would do him harm
Knowing that you're there
Lying in his arms By: Blue Rodeo Death of Hippolytus BY: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Phaedra By:
Alexandre Cabanel Allusions Novel: True Love by: Charles Mee
Play: Hippolytus by: Euripides
Movie: Phaedra directed by: Jules Dassin
Sculpture: Death of Hippolytus by: Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne
Epic Poem: Oedipus Rex by: Sophocles Phaedra and Hippolytus by: Pierre Narcisse Guerin Jason Doering

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Hippolytus later dies by being dragged to death when his horses are frightened by a bull sent by Poseidon.
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However, Phaedra hung herself so she wouldn't fall in love, but out of guilt she wrote a note saying that she hung herself because Hippolytus raped her.


Phaedra is consumed with passion for Hippolytus, her stepson

Hippolytus vowed to refrain from sexual intercourse out of devotion to Artemis, the god of chastity.
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Phaedra, the daughter of Minos, sister of Ariadne, wife of Theseus, and step mother ofHippolytus, attempted an affair with Hippolytus, committed suicide, and orchestratedHippolytus’ murder by means of his father Theseus. Her actions and their consequences arecondemnable acts to the modern audience and would have likely been seen as such by Romanviewers who encountered images of Phaedra on the walls of Roman houses. I will argue,however, that the representations of Phaedra in Greco-Roman antiquity were not meant solelyto point to all of her mistakes as a disloyal wife. Despite Phaedra’s reputations as a terriblewife, representations of her in Roman private art—especially in Roman wall painting—weredesigned to invoke empathy in the hearts and minds of Roman viewers.

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In the same way, Aphrodite in the is so intent on revenge against Hippolytus simply for neglecting her worship that she is perfectly happy to destroy the life of Phaedra, who has offended her not at all, just to make the woman an instrument of the goddess's vengeance.