Medea Classic 170
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Medea • At a festival for which god was Euripides’ Medea first produced?- Historical Context • Persians defeated at Marathon (490 BC) • Persian sack of Athens (480/79 BC) • Delian League- treasury moved to Athens (454 BC) • Megara- trade sanctions imposed by Athens (432 BC) • Corinth- Corcyra aided by Athens • Corinthian Embassy to Sparta (432 BC) • Euripides’ Medea (431 BC) • Peloponnesian War (431 BC- 404 BC) - Athens (naval superiority) and Sparta (superiority on land) • Where have we already heard a little about Jason’s voyage on Argo which resulted in his relationship with Medea? - Odyssey Jason, Medea’s Family, and the Argo in the Odyssey “She is the sister Of dark-hearted Aeetes, and they are both scrunch from Helios and Perse, daughter of Ocean.” (Odyssey 151-155) “Only one ship has ever passed through, The famous Argo as she sailed from Aeetes, And even she would’ve been hurled into those crags Had not Hera loved Jason and sent his ship through.” Odyssey (12.61-74) • What is Circe’s special talent that we observed in the Odyssey? - drugs Background in Greek Myth Medea • Colchis (Euxine/Black Sea) • Aietes/Aeetes • Helios • Circe Jason • Iolkos/Iolcus (Thessaly, Greece) • Aeson • Pelias • What are the consequences of going into exile in the ancient Greek world? - A person loses everything • What benefit was a dowry supposed to provide women when they get married? - A woman’s husband needs to treat her well or risk losing control of her money. • How does Medea gain the time she needs for violent retaliation against her enemies? - She convinces Creon to allow her a single day to make arrangements for her children.
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