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Medea by Euripides

Euripides (c. 480 – c. 406 BCE) was a prominent ancient Greek playwright, known for his tragedies that dealt with complex and controversial themes. He was a contemporary of other famous playwrights such as Aeschylus and Sophocles. Euripides’ plays often focused on the struggles of women, and he was criticized in his time for portraying gods in a more human-like and flawed manner. Despite this, Euripides’ works continued to be popular after his death and he remains an important figure in the history of Greek literature.

“Medea” is a tragedy written by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides, first performed in Athens in 431 BCE. The play tells the story of Medea, a powerful sorceress and former princess of Colchis, who has been abandoned by her husband Jason in favor of a younger woman. Furious and betrayed, Medea seeks revenge by using her magical powers to murder Jason’s new bride and their own children. The play explores themes of love, betrayal, revenge, and the position of women in society.

Medea’s actions challenge the traditional roles of women and the balance of power between genders. Her use of witchcraft to take revenge on Jason and the murder of her own children highlight the consequences of patriarchal society and the ways women can be pushed to the edge. The play’s intense emotional power and psychological complexity have made it a timeless masterpiece of world literature, and it continues to be studied and performed to this day.

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