CLXXIII: What If Helen Was a Ghost, Though? Euripides’ Helen (Part 1)

What if Helen of Sparta was never taken by Paris, never brought to Troy at all? Euripides' Helen explores a "ghost theory" of Helen, an eidolon theory. Check out the podcast's curated Spotify playlists or visit the (in progress) categorized stories on

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: The Greek Plays, new translations edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm: Euripides' Helen translated by Emily Wilson; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz. Thanks to Ash Strain for researching the play, as always!

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