A Brief History of Cougars

Actress Elizabeth Rachel Felix as Phaedra, stepmother to Hippolytus, c. 1887
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Cougar the Greek
Euripides wrote Hippolytus, the story of Phaedra, an older, married woman, in love with a much younger man. As in all Greek tragedies, the ending is not a happy one.

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