The tragedy Hippolytus, by Euripides, features Phaedra and her lethal fascination with her stepson. In the relatively modern world (A.D. 1677), the French playwright Jean Racine used Euripides' version of events for his own play, Phèdre et Hippolyte.
- "The truth is always the strongest argument." Frag. 737.
- "Fortune is not on the side of the faint-hearted." Frag. 842.