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Hippolytus,

in Greek mythology, son of Theseus and Antiope (or Hippolyte). After the death of Antiope, Theseus married Phaedra, daughter of Minos. Because Hippolytus worshiped only Artemis, the jealous Aphrodite punished him by causing his stepmother to fall in love with him. When he rejected her advances, Phaedra accused him of violating her and hanged herself. Theseus then drove him from Athens and prayed to his father, Poseidon, to have him killed. Poseidon frightened Hippolytus' horses, and he was dragged to his death. The legend is the subject of plays by Euripides, Seneca, and Racine.

Hippolytus

falsely accused by stepmother of rape after he rejected her advances. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid; Metamorphoses]
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With Phaedra and her stepson Hippolytus as the two main characters, Euripides weaves a tragedy that presents the dilemmas between passion and logic, lawless love, oestrus and its tragic consequences.
The central panels depict Phaedra falling for her stepson Hippolytus. In the lower panel, a forlorn Phaedra, wearing a sleeveless mantle and her best pearl earrings, instructs her wet nurse to send him a romantic message.
She finds evidence of these notions in expressions of both rational and irrational thought: on the one hand in the tragedian's Medea and Hippolytus and, on the other hand, in two sections of Dialoghi con Letico.
Unfortunately, he angered Zeus when he accepted payment for raising a man called Hippolytus. Violence ensued again: Zeus struck Asclepius with a thunderbolt.
For example, the authors point out that in being completely devoted to the virgin goddess Artemis (a personification of asexuality), the Greek god Hippolytus cut himself off from both the erotic and romantic aspects of love (personified by Aphrodite).
Tahir writes about the possible Greek influences on the legend of Puran, pointing out the legend of Phaedra and Hippolytus, given the form of a play by Euripedes.
Where then does this place the thrice-marriedJohn Milton, whose so-called misogyny is often associated with Euripides's and who adapted the words of Euripides's Hippolytus and Jason for the Chorus's words in Samson Agonistes and for Adam's famous denunciation of females in Paradise Lost 10.
Others say that Hippolytus (circa 170-236) was the first to claim that Jesus was born on December 25.
A., Healing, Performance and Ceremony in the Writings of Three Early Modern Physicians: Hippolytus Guarinonius and the Brothers Felix and Thomas Platter (History of Medicine in Context), Farnham, Ashgate, 2012; hardback; pp.
Euripides titled his play Hippolytus, after Phaedra's stepson, whose rejection of her love seals his doom.
Healing, Performance, and Ceremony in the Writings of Three Early Modern Physicians: Hippolytus Guarinonius and the Brothers Felix and Thomas Platter.
In the site of Complutum, nowadays Alcala de Henares, we found information about the site called La Casa de Hippolytus (Hippolytus House) where the architectonical buildings are a bath structure, set out as a collegia see, build by the Annios family1.