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  • n. Greek Mythology A son of Hippolyta and Theseus who was killed by Poseidon.

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  • Theseus married Phaedra, but that was after the death of Antiope, by whom he had a son called Hippolytus, or, as Pindar writes,

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Christian authors such as Hippolytus of Rome, Tatian, Ps. - Justin Martyr, Gregory of Nyssa, and Theodoret also claimed that Aristotle believed the soul to be wholly mortal, and they all condemned him for it.

    Byzantine Philosophy

  • The last two lines are from Euripides, "Hippolytus,"

    Plutarch's Morals

  • [338] Reading with Halm and Hercher [Greek: en tôi pollois philois chrêsthai.] [339] Euripides, "Hippolytus," 253-257, where Dindorf and Hercher agree in the reading.

    Plutarch's Morals

  • On this occasion, he gained the third prize in the tragic contests, but the first, fourteen years after, and subsequently, with the "Hippolytus," in 428 B.C. The peculiar tendency of some of the ideas expressed in his plays, was the probable cause of the retirement of Euripides to Macedonia, where he obtained the friendship of

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • The writing of "Hippolytus" was accomplished under difficulties.

    Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910

  • Mr. Yeats has written and talked and lectured on the subject; and the experiment has been tried in the performances of Mr. Gilbert Murray's translation of the "Hippolytus" of Euripides.

    Plays, Acting and Music A Book Of Theory

  • The Greek was right, then -- the words of the "Hippolytus" as true to-day!

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • Presently he read to them, Murray's "Hippolytus" of Euripides.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • Apennines, with a beautiful copy of "Hippolytus," bound in white, which had been given me, regardless of my ignorance of Greek, by my dear

    Hortus Vitae Essays on the Gardening of Life

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