Feminist studies has long had a crush on Euripides. The purported champion of women’s rights in Ancient Greece earned his reputation for his man-hating Medea, but his alleged soft spot for the weaker sex owes to a lesser-known play about an even more overlooked subset of the Aegean population: the women of Troy. If ever Greek patriarchy feigned interest in the female condition, Euripides significantly one-upped his brothers by empathizing with the real losers of the Trojan War: those wives and mothers who were widowed, raped, and saw their children murdered before being made the slaves and concubines of the... More >>>