Chapter 9, Theseus’ Later Exploits
♠ Homer, Odyssey 11.321-25
“I saw Phaidra and Prokris and beautiful Ariadne, the daughter of baleful Minos, whom Theseus once led from Crete to the citadel of sacred Athens, but he did not enjoy [her]. Before he could, Artemis killed her in seagirt Dia because of Dionysos’ testimonies. (Transl. Aaron J. Ivey). Greek Text
♠ Plutarch, Theseus 28.2
Theseus did, indeed, marry Phaedra, but this was after the death of Antiope, and he had a son by Antiope, Hippolytus, or, as Pindar says, Demophoon. As for the calamities which befell Phaedra and the son of Theseus by Antiope, since there is no conflict here between historians and tragic poets, we must suppose that they happened as represented by the poets uniformly. Greek Text
♠ Euripides, Hippolytos, Hypothesis – Scholia in Euripidem, vol. 2, pp. 1-2, ed. E. Schwartz. Berlin 1891.
♠ Asklepiades 12F28 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 174, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.
Edited by Aaron J. Ivey, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Classics, University of Georgia, June 2016.
Updated by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, May 2023.
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