What does Phaedra mean?

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Proper noun
  1. (mythology) The wife of Theseus, who falls in love with but is spurned by her stepson Hippolytus, then commits suicide, but is the cause of his later death (details vary between versions).
  2. (rare) A female given name.
  3. (astronomy) The asteroid 174 Phaedra.
  1. A female given name of Greek origin.
    1. (meaning, history) The bright one. The wife of Theseus in Greek mythology.
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Queen Phaedra, when she was in love with Hippolytos, used to recline idly all day long under this same tree.
For example, Seneca's Phaedra was based on that of Euripides, and many of the comedies of Plautus were direct translations of works by Menander.
A new classical company, Concentric Circles, kicks off with a revival of Racine's Phaedra.
He unpinned and flung aside the sheets as though to let Phaedra plead for herself.
Is Phaedra the only woman whom love has driven to write a lying letter?
Peaches had two young sons, Astala, 20 months, and Phaedra, 10 months, with her second husband, Thomas Cohen.

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