Hippolytus | Study Guide


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Hippolytus | Characters

Character Description
Hippolytus Hippolytus is Theseus's son, a master hunter whose arrogance about his own chastity and his full devotion to Artemis has angered Aphrodite. Read More
Theseus Theseus is the king of Athens and Hippolytus's father. Read More
Phaedra Phaedra is Theseus's second wife, who is cursed by Aphrodite to fall in love with her stepson, Hippolytus. Read More
Nurse The nurse is Phaedra's attendant and confidant. Read More
Aphrodite The goddess Aphrodite brings tragedy on Theseus's house. Read More
Artemis Artemis is the goddess of fertility, chastity, animals, and nature who Hippolytus has pledged his devotion to. Read More
Chorus of Huntsmen The Chorus of Huntsmen are friends and servants who accompany Hippolytus.
Chorus of Women The Chorus of Women of Troezen comment on the action of the play.
Messenger One of Hippolytus's servants, the messenger returns to Theseus's home to inform the king of the tragedy that befell his son.
Servant The servant serves Theseus's house; he warns Hippolytus that he should pay respect to Aphrodite.
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