Medea (Adansonia Greek Plays)

Medea (Adansonia Greek Plays)

by Euripides

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Overview

This edition of the Greek classic play Medea by Euripides is translated by well-regarded scholar of classics Gilbert Murray, who offers the reader a vivid yet accurate interpretation of the play.



Medea is imperiled as her husband plans to leave her for another woman. Angry at having been abandoned for a Corinthian princess, Medea enacts 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, 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 drama by Euripides in the modern day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781387787883
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 06/25/2019
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

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Medea 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 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.
KaitlynEyre on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Disturbing, uninteresting, melodramatic-which makes since it is a drama. Helpful for studying that time period and greek myths but not a fun read if you are otherwise inclined.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Medea: marvelous translation, very readable, digestible, and easy for students to read. She has a way of making it modern but yet sticks to the original intentions of the playwright.
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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