Considered one of Euripides' most famed tragedies, Medea tells the tale of the protagonist's revenge on her husband Jason, who has introduced his plan to depart her and marry the daughter of the king.
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But I have enemies: 730 735 740 745 750 SvarleinMedea-00Bk Page 34 Thursday, January 3, 2008 4:56 PM 34 755 760 765 EURIPIDES Creon, and the house of Pelias. If they come for me, and you’re not bound by any oath, then you might let them take me. A promise in words only, never sworn by any gods, might not be strong enough to keep you from befriending them, from yielding to their delegations. I’m completely helpless; they have prosperity and royal power. AEGEUS: Your words show forethought. If you think it’s best, I’ll do it without any hesitation.
What’s the matter? MEDEA: My husband is the very worst of men. AEGEUS: What are you saying? Why the low spirits? Tell me. MEDEA: Jason treats me unjustly. I’ve done him no harm. AEGEUS: What has he done? Explain to me more clearly. 37. Pittheus, who understands the prophecy, gives his daughter Aethra to Aegeus after getting him drunk. After Theseus is born at Troezen, he is raised by his mother and Pittheus, who later also raises Theseus’ son Hippolytus. 38. Pelops was the son of Tantalus, served by his father as a meal to the gods.
He’s such an idiot. 18 I know so many pathways to their deaths, I don’t know which to turn to first, my friends. Shall I set the bridal home on fire,vii creeping silently into their bedroom? There’s just one threat. 19 The best way is the most direct, to use the skills I have by nature and poison them, destroy them with my drugs. Ah, well. 395 400 All right, they die. What city will receive me? What host will offer me immunity, what land will take me in and give me refuge? There’s no one. I must wait just long enough to see if any sheltering tower appears.
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