Connections for Further Study: Hippolytus, telos, and Bridal Songs

Greek manuscript

Many community members have been reading Gregory Nagy’s latest commentary about God-Hero Antagonism in the in the Hippolytus of Euripides on the Classical Inquiries website.

Below are some resources for additional study inspired by that post.

Original texts

Hippolytus of Euripides in Greek on Perseus
Phaedra of Seneca in Latin on Perseus

Word Study

Results of search for Διὸς θυγάτηρ on Perseus
Results of search for telos on Perseus

Two other works by Euripides on CHS website

Euripides, Medea
Euripides, Bacchae

Other texts and videos by/featuring Olga Levaniouk on CHS websites

Book: Eve of the Festival: Making Myth in Odyssey 19
Article: “Sky-Blue Flower: Songs of the Bride in Modern Russia and Ancient Greece”
Video: “Ancient Greek Brides, Death, and Exchange”


Detail from Marcianus Graecus Z. 454 (= 822) (Venetus A), folio 35r showing the beginning of Iliad lines 547-548. At the center of the middle line you can see the phrase διὸς θυγάτηρ ‘daughter of Zeus’, although here it refers to Athena. Below is a close up.

closeup of Greek manuscript