Echion was one of the heroes who sprang from the dragon's teeth sown by Cadmus, whose son Pentheus was slain by the followers of Bacchus in Euripides' Bacchanals. 69. Cf. eldest Night in PL II, 894. Milton imagined her as Virgil ...
The Colchian is Medea, whose flight in a dragon-drawn chariot after her murder of her children in the palace of her husband Jason, was familiar to Milton in Euripides' Medea and Ovid's tragic retelling of the tale (Heroides VI, 129–38).
Tragedy suggests dramas like Aeschylus' Seven against Thebes, plays about Pelops' descendants Agamemnon, Orestes, Iphigenia, and Electra, and Trojan plays like Euripides' Trojan Dames, Andromache, and Hecuba. 104.
Such drama tried to assimilate Greek elements like the prologue-soliloquy and the swift exchange of alternate speeches of single lines in dialogue (stichomythia), which in Comus are usually traced to plays like Euripides' Bacchae and ...
Cf. Euripides' sun god “sitting exalted in a golden chariot and dividing his path through the heavens” (Phoenecian Damsels, 1–2) to cool his glowing wheels in the western ocean at night, and Ovid's picture of the chariot of Phoebus (Met ...
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