Thyestes; Phaedra; the Trojan Women; Oedipus with Octavia Setting & Symbolism

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Palace of Mycenae

In "Thyestes," the palace of Mycenae is the setting of the story. This is where Atreus plots against Thyestes.

House of Pelops

In "Thyestes," the House of Pelops refers to the lineage of Tantalus. They are cursed because Tantalus served Pelops, his son, as food at a banquet for the gods.

Argos

Argos in Greece is where Atreus rules as king and offers to share the throne with Thyestes in order to lure his brother home so that Atreus can complete his plot against him.

Athens

In "Phaedra," Athens is Theseus' kingdom and the setting of the play's action. At the beginning of the play, Theseus is away from Athens on a quest to the underworld.

Palace of Theseus

In "Phaedra," the palace of Theseus serves as the principal setting of the play. This is where Phaedra plots against Hippolytus and where the majority of...

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