Here you’ll find materials, videos and book recommendations to help you with your study of Euripides’ Hippolytus and related material in Block 1.
Take a look at the paintings below. What strikes you about each one? How do the artists characterise Hippolytus and Phaedra?
Picturing the Myth: tutorial resources on Hippolytus and Phaedra in pictures.
Art Appreciation: if you’re new to analysing art, this step-by-step guide might be helpful.
Critical Appreciations: a similar guide, relating to texts.
Evaluating sculpture: a useful list of questions for anyone unsure about analysing sculpture.
Another translation of the play, by George Theodoridis, freely available for personal use.
A PhD thesis on Hippolytus in drama, dance, opera and film, by a former OU PhD student.
An interesting article on Hippolytus, Phaedra and Theseus, from Classical Wisdom Weekly.
Edith Hall on her ‘intuitive loathing’ of the Hippolytus myth.
Anastasia-Stavroula Valtadorou on a controversial reception of Hippolytus.
Gregory Nagy discusses the relationship between Pausanias and Euripides.
Perseus Digital Library – a vast and very useful repository of texts, translations and images.
The Theoi Project – an excellent resource for texts and images, as well as reference material.
The Myth Index – a straightforward and attractive encyclopaedia site.
Euripides: Hippolytus by Sophie Mills – A clear and readable little book which covers all sorts of useful stuff.