Medea

Medea

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This edition of the Greek classic Medea by Euripides is translated by well-regarded scholar and intellectual Gilbert Murray, allowing the reader a vivid and accurate interpretation of the play.

Written as compliment to the myth of Jason and Medea, we see here Medea imperilled as her husband plans to leave her for another woman. Angry at having been

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This edition of the Greek classic Medea by Euripides is translated by well-regarded scholar and intellectual Gilbert Murray, allowing the reader a vivid and accurate interpretation of the play.

Written as compliment to the myth of Jason and Medea, we see here Medea imperilled as her husband plans to leave her for another woman. Angry at having been abandoned for a Corinthian princess, Medea enacts a terrible vengeance befitting her status as a barbarian queen - she slays her former husband's new wife and their children, before absconding to Athens where she begins a new life.

Ever since its publication over 2,400 years ago, Medea has been considered a shocking work of fiction, primarily for its violent and malevolent scenes. Despite these horrific events however, it was Euripides portrayal of Medea as a sympathetic antihero frustrated by a world of male dominance which won over audiences.

Owing to this nuanced depiction, Medea the play and Medea the character has become well-regarded by feminists. It remains the most popular and performed play by Euripides in the modern day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467900737
Publisher:
CreateSpace
Publication date:
12/17/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
76
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.18(d)

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Medea 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is great i only read horror books but i had to make an exception to this book. medea is decieved by her husband after saving him from the death penalty by her father.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This play is well written and gives a different perspective on how women react to situations of love and betrayal. Its very intense,and intriguing, you will not want to put it down :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great! It might be considered long but its worth all your time. very tramadic, full of feelings, great for everyone. It has sadness, love, betrayal, and anger. Everything needed to make a great novel.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wacked brokens hand as a signal not to move as he cleaned his ear gingerly
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....! 
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was good..
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