-like the festival king and queen (Barber)
-do little, preside over the action
-theseus is eager for their wedding to take place, while Hippolyta is more patient (I i 1-11) - perhaps because she would prefer to remain single and independant.
-mythical sources: amazons and Theseus in Greek mythology (see background material in the Encyclopedia Britannica)
Theseus in the Perseus encyclopedia.
Hippolyta (Hippolyte) in the Perseus encyclopedia.
-amazons in the play (Montrose)