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-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Note to A Midsummer's Night Dream, 2.1.78: "Perigenia"


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Act 2, Scene 1, Line 78.
Perigenia: Perigouna, daughter of the brigand Sinis. On his journey to Athens to claim his paternal heritage, Theseus fought and killed Sinis, then abducted Sinis' daughter. Shakespeare took this and the following names of Theseus' mistresses [Ariadne and Antiopa] from the "Life of Theseus" in North's translation of Plutarch.
Theseus and Sinis
Attic red—figure kylix, 490 - 480 B.C.
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