Euripides: Medea

Judith Mossman

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ISBN: 9780856687884

Publication: January 13, 2011

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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Jason, in exile in Corinth, is marrying the king's daughter. It looks as though his problems are over, though it's hard on Medea, who has betrayed her family for him, followed him all the way from Colchis, killed for him, and borne him two sons. Euripides' Medea is a compelling study of love turned to hatred and a rejected woman's burning desire for revenge. Its central, shocking, act of infanticide comes as the climax of a psychological thriller in which Euripides' dramaturgical skills are shown at their finest and the audience's emotions are ruthlessly manipulated. Medea's conflicting urges and her dazzling rhetoric have exercised an enduring fascination over audiences and readers since the play was first performed in 431 BC. This edition examines a wide range of aspects of the play, including text, performance, interpretation, Euripides' sources, other lost plays about Medea and Euripides' portrayal of character and gender. Greek text with facing-page translation, introduction and commentary.

General Editors Foreword Editors Preface Introduction I. Medea II. Myth III. Play and Trilogy IV. Other Medeas: Intertextuality V. The judgement of character: manipulating the audience VI. Performance and delivery VII. Later Medeas The Text: How do we know what Euripides wrote? Medea Commentary General bibliography for Euripides

Format: Paperback

Size: 210 x 149 mm

392 Pages

ISBN: 9780856687884

Publication: January 13, 2011

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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