Again, in every Greek tragedy, one member of the chorus speaks as a character in dialogue, and the name Koryphaios translates as “speaker of the chorus”. Another Troizenian maiden, she regularly expresses surprise and grief over the tragedy she witnesses. She might have the power to prevent Theseus from unleashing his fatal anger on his son, except that she swore and oath of silence to Phaidra.
Koryphaios Character Timeline in Hippolytus
The timeline below shows where the character Koryphaios appears in Hippolytus. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...like the one that binds Hippolytus, not to reveal what they have seen unfold. The Koryphaios, speaking for the rest of the Troizenian women, swears by Artemis. That done, Phaidra hints... (full context)
...even though it would help clear the charge, referencing his oath to the nurse. The Koryphaios comments that Hippolytus’ swearing to Zeus feels convincing. Nonetheless, it does not move Theseus. (full context)