Author Title Year Original Language Notes

Ovid

Heroides No. 4: “Phaedra to Hippolytus”

Between 43 B.C. and 18 A.D.

Latin

The Heroides are a collection of poems by Ovid in the
form of letters from heroines to their loves. The full text is available online in English in the Grant Showerman translation at http://www.theoi.com/Text/OvidHeroides1.html

Oscar Wilde

“Phèdre: Dedicated to Sarah Bernhardt”

1881

English

The full text of the poem is available online at:
http://ru.wikisource.org/wiki/федра_(Уайльд/Гумилёв). A photograph of Sarah Bernhardt in the role of Phaedra in the 1874 production can be seen at:
http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/enduring_myth/06266901.html

Edith Wharton

"Phaedra"

1898

English

Wharton’s poem first appeared in the January edition (#68) of Scribner’s Magazine. The text is available online at:
http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/wharton/whartpoem.htm#Phaedra.

Algernon Charles Swinburne

“Phaedra: A Lyric Poem”

1904

English

The full text is available online at:
http://www.letrs.indiana.edu/cgi-bin/acs-idx.pl?type=section&rgn=level1&byte=46845

N.S. Gumilev

“Федра “[Fedra]

1912

Russian

Gumilev’s poem is a Russian translation of Oscar Wilde’s Phèdre. The full text is available online at:
http://ru.wikisource.org/wiki/федра_(Уайльд/Гумилёв)

Margaret Sackville

“The Coming of Hippolytus”

1913

English

The original publication is available online in pdf at: http://dl.lib.brown.edu/pdfs/1201899298187500.pdf

Osip Mandel'shtam

"Я не увижу знаменитой "Федры" “

1915

Russian

The poem first appeared in Wilde’s collection Камень [Stone] (1915). The full text is available online in Russian at
http://www.pergam-club.ru/book/4719

Osip Mandel'shtam

"Как этих покрывал и этого убора"

Written 1916; Published 1922

Russian

The poem is the introductory piece of Mandel’shtam’s collection Tristia. The Russian text is available online at:
http://tsvetaeva.synnegoria.com/WIN/
silverage/mandelshtam/tristia.html

H.D. [Hilda Dolittle]

"Phaedra"

1920

English

The poem was first published in the November 1920 issue of The Dial. The full text is available online at http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/33715/

H.D. [Hilda Dolittle]

"She Rebukes Hippolyta"

1921

English

The poem was first published in the November 1921 issue of Hymen. It forms a companion piece ot H.D.’s “She Contrasts…” The full text is available online at:
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/doolittle
/hymen/1921-rebukes.html
 

Robinson Jeffers

Cawdor: An English Long Poem

1928

English

Jeffers’s poem is an adaptation of Phaedra-Hippolytus set in Big-Sur California. A preview is
available on Google Books at
http://books.google.com/books?id=xnuGsOO5V5gC&q=
cawdor+#v=snippet&q=cawdor&f=false

Robert Bly

“The Wagon and the Cliff”

2000

English

The poem appears in the collection The Night Abraham Looked at the Stars. It is available online at http://www.kenyonreview.org/journal/summerfall-2000/selections/the-wagon-and-the-cliff/