Pheadra is pleading with her own conscience here while speaking with the Goddess of Love the voluptuous Aphrodite who she knows is her destroyer. It appears that Pheadra is struggling with what course of action she should take. Pheadra is asking for good advice and is at a loss of how to proceed. She also wants to punish her destroyer and Hippolytus who has spurned her improvements. She desires him to feel as she will desolate and sick and tired. Possibly she refers to the unrequited..