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Medea : essays on Medea in myth, literature, philosophy, and art

Author: James Joseph Clauss; Sarah Iles Johnston
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The figure of Medea has inspired artists in all fields throughout the centuries. This work examines the major representations of Medea in myth, art, and ancient and contemporary literature, as well as the philosophical, psychological and cultural questions these portrayals raise.
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Genre/Form: Art
Named Person: Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character); Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character); Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character); Médée, (mythologie grecque); Médée, (mythologie grecque); Médée, (mythologie grecque)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Joseph Clauss; Sarah Iles Johnston
ISBN: 0691043779 9780691043777 0691043760 9780691043760
OCLC Number: 34691200
Description: xiii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Medea, the enchantress from afar: remarks on a well-known myth / Fritz Graf --
Corinthian Medea and the cult of Hera Akraia / Sarah Iles Johnston --
Medea as foundation-heroine / Nita Krevans --
Why did Medea kill her brother Apsyrtus? / Jan N. Bremmer --
Medea as muse: Pindar's Pythian 4 / Dolores M. O'Higgins --
Becoming Medea: assimilation in Euripides / Deborah Boedeker --
Conquest of the Mephistophelian nausicaa: Medea's role in Appollonius' redefinition of the epic hero / James J. Clauss --
Metamorphosis of Ovid's Medea / Carole E. Newlands. Medea among the philosophers / John M. Dillon --
Serpents in the soul: a reading of Seneca's Medea / Martha C. Nussbaum --
Medea at a shifting distance: images and Euripidean tragedy / Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood --
Medea as politician and diva: riding the dragon into the future / Marianne McDonald.
Responsibility: James J. Clauss and Sarah Iles Johnston, editors.
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The figure of Medea has inspired artists in all fields throughout the centuries. This work examines the major representations of Medea in myth, art, and ancient and contemporary literature, as well as the philosophical, psychological and cultural questions these portrayals raise.

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