Harvard Classics, Vol. 26, Part 3
Recreating the spirit of classical antiquity, Racine draws upon Euripides’s tragedy of Hippolytus. Phædra falls in love with her stepson, Hippolytus, with tragic consequences. In Racine’s version, after being accused of rape and rejected by his father, Hippolytus is killed by a sea-monster. Phædra then commits suicide.
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