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Euripides' infamous anti-Spartan play, "Andromache", is led by the ominous threat of the villainous Hermione of Sparta, daughter to Helen of Troy and King Menelaus. Withstanding the political climate, a fascination began with Hermione as the archetype of a princess, but, her character's ferocity led to further research into the psychological effects of long-term isolation, coupled with further insights into ancient Greek cultural phenomena, such as the Eleusinian Mysteries and the rituals of ancient wedding celebrations. This thesis seeks to not just provide further understanding of the complex world of ancient Greece, but also expand on the socio-cultural significance of Greek mythology and its characters.
Tabor, Karrington, "Hermione" (2023). Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection. 696.