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Evadne

immolates herself on husband’s funeral pyre. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 100]
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Few works draw directly on Euripides' play, so Storey casts his net more widely, noting inter alia the frequent mention of Euadne in Latin literature, the influence of Statius's Thebaid on Boccaccio's Teseida, and the latter's influence on Chaucer's "Knight's Tale," which in turn influenced The Two Noble Kinsmen attributed to Fletcher and Shakespeare.
23-4, hoc genus infidum nuptarum, hic nulla puella/ nec fida Euadne nec pia Penelope, `this race of brides is faithless, here no girl is neither a faithful Evadne nor a devoted Penelope'.
Only Euadne throws her life away solely for honor, when she might have lived to help her aged father.