Study Guide

Theseus Sightings

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Jan 1, 1970

Hippolytus by Euripides

In this tragedy, Theseus makes a major boo boo when he believes Phaedra's accusations about his son, Hippolytus. Oops.

Dec 20, 2019

Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles

The king of Athens shows he's got a little heart when he allows poor bedraggled Oedipus a quiet place to die in this tragic play.

Dec 20, 2019

The Metamorphoses by Ovid

Theseus makes a name for himself by kicking some Minotaur tail in Book 8 of Ovid's classic collection of poems.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Canterbury Tales: The Knight's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

In this medieval classic, two love-struck knights cause Theseus a ton of trouble.

Dec 20, 1595

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's popular comedy tells the story of young lovers who run into trouble with some fairies the night before Theseus and Hippolyta get married.

Dec 20, 2019

Two Nobel Kinsmen by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher

Shakespeare's romantic riff on Chaucer's "Knights Tale"—Theseus and Hippolyta included.

Dec 20, 1677

Phaedra by Jean Baptiste Racine

The tragedy of Phaedra's unfortunate crush is played out for your entertainment in this play by Racine.

Dec 20, 1996

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Heracles gives a young Theseus some lessons in heroism in this not-to-be-missed TV series.

Dec 20, 2019

God of War II

Kratos vs. Theseus: who will win? We guess it just depends on how good you are at video games.

Dec 20, 2019


Check out this big-budget Hollywood riff on Greek mythology, and look forward to tons of Theseus action and some pretty tight battle scenes.

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