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Author: Emma Griffiths
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
Series: Gods and heroes of the ancient world.
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Giving access to the latest critical thinking on the subject, Medea is a comprehensive guide to sources that paints a vivid portrait of the Greek sorceress Medea, famed in myth for the murder of her children after she is banished from her own home and replaced by a new wife. Emma Griffiths brings into focus previously unexplored themes of the Medea myth, and provides an incisive introduction to the story and its  Read more...
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Griffiths, Emma.
Medea.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2012
Named Person: Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character); Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Griffiths
ISBN: 9781136000300 1136000305
OCLC Number: 821175402
Description: 1 online resource (169 pages).
Contents: Cover; MEDEA; Copyright; CONTENTS; SERIES FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; WHY MEDEA?; 1 INTRODUCING MEDEA; THE UNIVERSALITY OF MYTH; LAYERS OF MYTH; MYTHIC BIOGRAPHY; GENEALOGICAL TABLE; 2 MYTHOLOGY AND SOURCES; THE TRANSMISSION OF MYTH: ORALITY AND LITERACY; SOURCES: ARCHAIC LITERATURE; SOURCES: PINDAR; SOURCES: FIFTH-CENTURY TRAGEDY; SOURCES: THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD; SOURCES: ROMAN INTERPRETATIONS; SOURCES: LITERARY COMPENDIA; SOURCES: VISUAL ART; OVERVIEW; KEY THEMES; 3 ORIGINS, FOLKTALE AND STRUCTURALISM; ORIGINS; ACCRETION AND SUBSTITUTION; FOLKTALE; THE 'HELPER-MAIDEN' FOLKTALE, MYTH AND OLD WIVES' TALESSTRUCTURALISM; LÉVI-STRAUSS; OVERVIEW; 4 WITCHCRAFT, CHILDREN AND DIVINITY; WITCHCRAFT; DRUGS AND SONG; DIVINE MAGIC; REJUVENATION; THE MANY FACES OF 'THE WITCH'; CHILDREN; CHILD KILLING AND SOCIETY; SOCIAL STRUCTURES AND REPRODUCTION; MEDEA AND HERAKLES; CHILD-KILLING DEMONS; DIVINITY AND RITUAL; MEDEA AND THE GODS; MEDEA AND HEKATE; RITUAL; OVERVIEW; 5 ETHNICITY, GENDER AND PHILOSOPHY; ETHNICITY; GENDER; THE VOICE OF THE ACTOR; FEMINIST READINGS; PHILOSOPHICAL CONSIDERATIONS; OVERVIEW; 6 EURIPIDES' VERSION OF MYTH; MEDEA IN TRAGEDY; EURIPIDES' MEDEA. OVERVIEW7 MYTH ABOUT MYTH: FROM GREECE TO ROME; THE VISUAL TRADITION; APOLLONIOS RHODIOS; MEDEA IN ROME; OVID; MEDEA IN HEROIDES 12; MEDEA IN THE METAMORPHOSES; THE METAMORPHOSIS OF MEDEA; SENECA; VALERIUS FLACCUS; OVERVIEW; AFTER GREECE AND ROME; 8 MEDEA AFTERWARDS; PAGAN MYTHOLOGY IN A CHRISTIAN WORLD; WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC; SOCIETY AND POLITICS; INFANTICIDE --
'THE MODERN MEDEA'; OVERVIEW; 9 MEDEA IN THE TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES; POLITICAL DRAMA; PERSONAL DRAMA; FILM; REVISIONIST READINGS; THE CONTINUED INTEREST OF SCHOLARSHIP; OVERVIEW --
TIME AND PLACE; NOTES; FURTHER READING.
Series Title: Gods and heroes of the ancient world.

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A guide to sources that paints a vivid portrait of the Greek sorceress Medea, famed in myth for the murder of her children after she is banished from her own home and replaced by a new wife. This  Read more...

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