Journal article

THE IRONY OF CONSOLATION IN EURIPIDES' PLAYS AND FRAGMENTS

James H Kim On Chong-Gossard

RAMUS-CRITICAL STUDIES IN GREEK AND ROMAN LITERATURE | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2016

Abstract

At the mid-point of Euripides' Hippolytus, Theseus arrives to find that his wife Phaedra has hanged herself, for a reason yet unknown. As he laments over his wife's corpse, the chorus of Troezenian women offers apparently standard consolation: