n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Language of sexuality and sexual inversion in Euripides'

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It is argued that the expression in (especially that of the messenger speech) has a powerful erotic charge, that the presentation of Hippolytos resonates with suggestions of the sexuality he denies, and that this has a definite homosexual slant. This interpretation is seen to make sense of many difficult or rejected passages.


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