Medea

Medea is indeed a tragedy that was written by an ancient Greek playwright Euripides that was based on the myths of Medea and Jason and particularly Medea who was Jason’s wife who sought revenge against him for betraying her with King Creon’s daughter, Glauce. Medea was the daughter of the foreign King, who fell in love with Jason who was a Greek hero and bore him two sons. They met when Jason was on an adventure to prove to his step-brother that he deserved his place as a king’s son where he had the impossible task of bringing the Golden Fleece.

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Euripides treatment and view of the gender issues was among the most sophisticated to be found in any ancient Greek writers and despite the many literary forms that were later created by tragedy writers, the relationship that was created between Medea and Chorus was among the most interesting Greek drama of all time and Medea was able to expose male-dominated order as hypocritical, unequal and spineless.

Works Cited
Edmunds, Lowell, ed. Approaches to Greek myth. JHU Press, 2014.

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