It tells the story of the revenge of the enchantress Medea on her faithless husband Jason. She fell in love with Jason and used her magical knowledge to aid him in the seemingly impossible tasks set by her father King Aeetes as the price for obtaining the Golden Fleece. She fled Colchis with Jason back to his home at Iolcus in Thessaly, but they were soon forced to flee once more to Corinth, where they lived in relative peace for some ten years, during which time they bore two sons. Jason , however, looking to better his political position, deserted Medea in favour of an advantageous marriage with Creusa known as Glauce in Greek , the daughter of King Creon of Corinth , which is the point at which the play begins.
MEDEA - SENECA THE YOUNGER - Ancient Rome - Classical Literature
In the play Medea, the character gives many hints throughout the play of her final act of vengeance. As the story progresses the necessity for Medea to seek revenge also builds inside of her. Disclaimer: This work has been submitted by a student. This is not an example of the work written by professional academic writers. Here you can order a professional work. Find a price that suits your requirements.
Both authors engrave women who perform the uncommon role in the society. The protagonist Edna, of The Awakening is a woman who is trying to discover her identity. She surprised patriarchal society by ignoring her role to play as a wife and mother.
Romans had a tendency to adopt Greek Mythology and other stories and claim them as their own. A great example of this is the play Medea, written by the Greek playwright, Euripides. Did Seneca, the Roman playwright, edit Medea to please Roman culture?