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Euripides' tragedy focuses on the disintegration of the relationship between Jason, the hero who captured the Golden Fleece, and Medea, the sorceress who returned with him to Corinth and had two sons with him. As the play opens, Jason plans to marry the daughter of King Creon, and the lovesick Medea plots how to take her revenge.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .If another's arms be now Where thine have been, On his head be the sin: Rend not thy brow!


All that thou sufferest, God seeth: Oh, not so sore Waste nor weep for the breast That was thine of yore.

Voice (within).

Virgin of Righteousness, Virgin of hallowed Troth, Ye marked me when with an oath I bound him; mark no less That oath's end. Give me to see Him and his bride, who sought My grief when I wronged her not, Broken in misery, [Pg 12] And all her house. . . . O God, My mother's home, and the dim Shore that I left for him, And the voice of my brother's blood. . . .


Oh, wild words! Did ye hear her cry To them th. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Medea is a play about society, and how it deals with people who do not fit into the dominant cultural code.

It is about power, marriage, betrayal, hate and revenge as well, but the most important aspect is the typical fate of a strong and intelligent woman, following her husband to his home country

Mήδεια = Medea (play), Euripides

Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BC.

The plot centers on the actions of Medea, a former princess of the "barbarian" kingdom of Colchis, and the wife of Jason; she finds her positio

حواستون باشه به زنی که براتون اژدها میکشه ، بخاطرتون به کشورش خیانت میکنه و برادرش رو میکشه؛ خیانت نکنید . چون قطعا میتونه برای عذاب دادنتون به راحتی حتی بچه‌هاتونم بکشه و بره با رقیب ازدواج کنه.

I wish Shakespeare had written a play where the Macbeths got divorced. You'd love to see what Lady Macbeth would have to say about it, right? The thing with marrying an asshole is, divorcing them isn't going to be pretty.

Here's the ugliest breakup in history, the most famous play by the nastiest Gre

Me encanta leer a los griegos. Los precursores de toda la literatura moderna, del teatro, la épica y el drama. Las tragedias griegas siempre me atrajeron luego de mi paso de un año y medio en la carrera de Licenciatura en Letras.
Allí pude leer varias obras de los aedos más famosos como Esquilo y Sóf

“Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make.”
Euripides writes a masterpiece of love, betrayal and revenge. The theme of Medea is the extravagant hatred, for the once bewildering love of the heroine for Jason was transformed when he repudiates her to marr

در اشتباه نخواهید بود اگر بگویید مردمان اعصار دیرین احمق بودند و نادان نیز هم. آنانی که آوازهای جشن ها و جشنواره ها و میهمانی های شبانه را ابداع کردند. آوازهای شاد سرشار از زندگی. اما هیچ کس بر تمامی تارهای چنگ راهی نیافته تا رنج نفرت بار انسان های دردمند را بزداید. مرگ ها و تقدیرات شوم، که خانمانان

Medea, with her suffering, her hatred, her cruelty, has been present this week in my life. Her myth living in various guises of representation. And all engaged me in various degrees and manner.

It all started on Monday when, touring the Thyssen Musem in the search of paintings which had to do with t

“I understand too well the dreadful act
I'm going to commit, but my judgement
can't check my anger, and that incites
the greatest evils human beings do.”

- Medea about to Kill her Children, Eugène Delacroix (1838.)

As terrible as Medea’s actions are at the end of the play, I can’t help but feel sorr

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Although this was first written by William Congreve in 1697 (not the Bible) the distant origins of the sentiment is frozen in human memory; but its earliest dramatic expression may have originated with Euripides. I think he just gave it words; the instinct of s

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