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Nova tellus

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GARCIA PEREZ, David. Echoes of Hesiod in Euripides, Hippolytus, 616-668. Nova tellus [online]. 2019, vol.37, n.1, pp.11-23. ISSN 0185-3058.  http://dx.doi.org/10.19130/iifl.nt.2019.37.1.803.

Verses 616-668 of Hippolytus by Euripides present a diatribe of this character against women in general, on account of the passion that Phaedra, his stepmother, feels for him. The arguments of this brief speech support the idea of the wickedness of women, which suggests that it should not exist. In order to explore the male imaginary on the topic of women, our analysis lies in the exhibition of the echoes of Hesiod in this euripidean tragedy. It is relevant to find that the way of thinking about women keeps two historical moments differentiated (the Archaic period and the Classic period) similarities that suggest social stagnation. This work is a contribution to the studies on ancient Greek poetry from the point of view of the literary tradition around the figure of women.

Keywords : Euripides; Hesiod; Hippolytus; Imaginary; Mythology; Woman.

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