ARIADNE: How do you know, Theseus, that Phaedra’s
pleasures or betrayals are not made up of Ariadne’s
silences, of my purity turned inside out, of my chastity
closing its eyes? If Phaedra did not exist, perhaps
Ariadne would be Phaedra.
Marguerite Yourcenar, To Each His Minotaur, Scene 7