Medea

Medea

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Medea by Euripides

The old songs will have to change.

No more hymns to our faithlessness and deceit.

Apollo, god of song, lord of the lyre,

never passed on the flame of poetry to us.

But if we had that voice, what songs

we'd sing of men's failings, and their blame. History is made by women, just as much as men.

Medea has been betrayed. Her husband, Jason, has left her for a younger woman. He has forgotten all the promises he made and is even prepared to abandon their two sons. But Medea is not a woman to accept such disrespect passively. Strong-willed and fiercely intelligent, she turns her formidable energies to working out the greatest, and most horrifying, revenge possible.

Euripides' devastating tragedy is shockingly modern in the sharp psychological exploration of the characters and the gripping interactions between them. Award-winning poet Robin Robertson has captured both the vitality of Euripides' drama and the beauty of his phrasing, reinvigorating this masterpiece for the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416592259
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Pages: 87
Sales rank: 1,244,493
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

TOM PAULIN was born in Leeds in 1949 but brought up in Belfast. He taught English at Nottingham University from 1972-1994. His many books of poetry range from A State of Justice in 1977, which won the Somerset Maugham Award, to The Wind Dog in 1999, shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. He also writes non-fiction and plays, including The Riot Act: A Version of Sophocles’ Antigone (1984). He lives in Oxford.

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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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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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