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Euripides: Hippolytus

1. The Prologue

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Lecture

In this module, we focus on the opening of he play, in which the goddess Cypris explains what she has planned for Hippolytus, as well as Hippolytus’ first entrance in the play.

Course

In this course, Dr James Morwood (University of Oxford) explores Euripides’ Hippolytus, a play in which the goddess Cypris, takes revenge on Hippolytus for his refusal to worship her. As we move through the course, we focus on six scenes on particular interest, providing close reading and analysis, as well as thinking about broader themes in this play specifically and in Athenian tragedy more generally.

Lecturer

James Morwood (1943-2017) was Grocyn Lecturer in Classics and Fellow of Wadham College at Oxford University.

He was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge and obtained a Diploma of Education at Merton College, Oxford. He taught Classics and English at Harrow School from 1966 to 1996, as the Head of Classics from 1979. In 1996 he moved to Oxford University as Grocyn Lecturer in the Classics. In 2000 he became Dean of Wadham College, holding the position until 2006.

He has translated four volumes of Euripides' plays for Oxford World's Classics. His other books include A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases, The Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek, Our Greek and Latin Roots and works on Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

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Morwood, J. (2018, August 15). Euripides: Hippolytus - The Prologue [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/euripides-hippolytus/the-prologue

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Morwood, J. "Euripides: Hippolytus – The Prologue." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 15 Aug 2018, https://massolit.io/courses/euripides-hippolytus/the-prologue

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