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Medea: Essays on Medea in Myth, Literature, Philosophy and Art

Medea: Essays on Medea in Myth, Literature, Philosophy and Art

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Edited by James J. Clauss, Edited by Sarah Iles Johnston

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  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 392 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 26mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 12 January 1997
  • Publication City/Country: New Jersey
  • ISBN 10: 0691043760
  • ISBN 13: 9780691043760
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 352,050

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This collection of essays 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. The result is a comprehensive and nuanced look at one of the most captivating mythic figures of all time.

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""Medea" is a model of how one goes about configuring and interpreting any of our long-lasting inheritances from Greek myth.... The richness of its subject should make this book appeal to a wide audience."--Richard P. Martin

Table of contents

Preface 1Medea, the Enchantress from Afar: Remarks on a Well-Known Myth 2Corinthian Medea and the Cult of Hera Akraia 3Medea as Foundation-Heroine 4Why Did Medea Kill Her Brother Apsyrtus? 5Medea as Muse: Pindar's Pythian 4 6Becoming Medea: Assimilation in Euripides 7Conquest of the Mephistophelian Nausicaa: Medea's Role in Apollonius' Redefinition of the Epic Hero 8The Metamorphosis of Ovid's Medea 9Medea among the Philosophers 10Serpents in the Soul: A Reading of Seneca's Medea 11Medea at a Shifting Distance: Images and Euripidean Tragedy 12Medea as Politician and Diva: Riding the Dragon into the Future Bibliography List of Contributors Index Locorum General Index