From 10.00am until 1.00pm
At ONLINE ONLY
Euripides' Hippolytus - ONLINE
Saturday 21st November 2020 10am-1pm
Hippolytus died of his injuries having been crushed under the wheels of his own chariot. The horses, having been terrorised by Poseidon’s bull, trampled the boy that had been cursed by this father. In this seminar we will carry out a close reading of the play, listening to the silences, uncovering the secrets and looking at the sequences of events that led to his death as told by Euripides. Theseus, as a king, will also be considered to uncover the importance of words in the ancient world and why his words were so powerful. Religion also plays a key part in the story and we will look at the power of the gods with their capacity for jealousy and spite against those that commit the ultimate crime of hubris.