Thyestes; Phaedra; the Trojan Women; Oedipus with Octavia Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the presence of the Greek gods in all of the plays.

Choose two plays; compare and contrast.

In "Thyestes," how is Atreus' choice of punishment to Thyestes ironic?

In "Phaedra," how does Phaedra act honorably at the end of the play? Contrast this with her dishonorable actions, and give your opinion about her true character.

Compare and contrast Hecuba and Andromache in "Troades."

How does the prophecy about Oedipus come to pass? How is it ironic?

Whether or not Seneca is the author of "Octavia" is a long-standing literary debate. Pick a side of the argument and defend it.

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