Medea Study Guide


Medea by Euripides

Medea is a play by the Ancient Greek tragedian Euripedes recounting the story of Jason and Medea. Jason decides to marry Glauce, the daughter of King Creon of Corinth and Glauce is jealous. Afraid of Glauce's revenge, Creon tries to exile her. Glauce makes a deal with Aegus, King of Athens, to protect her later and then, pretending to apologize, gives Glauce and Creon poisoned robes. They both die and, before Jason can exact revenge, Glauce kills their children and escapes to Athens.

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