Medea

Medea Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama aims to eliminate the boundary between classics students and drama students Outstanding features of the books include full commentary running alongside the tran

  • Title: Medea
  • Author: Euripides Robin Robertson
  • ISBN: 9781416592235
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama aims to eliminate the boundary between classics students and drama students Outstanding features of the books include full commentary running alongside the translation, notes on pronunciation, and a plot synopsis Background information is also provided, along with suggestions to encourage discussion In this authoritative and long Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama aims to eliminate the boundary between classics students and drama students Outstanding features of the books include full commentary running alongside the translation, notes on pronunciation, and a plot synopsis Background information is also provided, along with suggestions to encourage discussion In this authoritative and long established edition of the play, Page guides the reader, both student and scholar, through this difficult text by means of a detailed commentary.

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    1. Medea, with her suffering, her hatred, her cruelty, has been present this week in my life. Her myth living in various guises of representation. And all engaged me in various degrees and manner. It all started on Monday when, touring the Thyssen Musem in the search of paintings which had to do with the idea of ‘Travel”, I stopped to admire this painting, The Argonauts Leaving Colchis, by Ercole de Roberti (ca 1480). This depicts the earlier part of the Myth – the adventure in Colchis, The V [...]

    2. “Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make.”Euripides writes a masterpiece of love, betrayal and revenge. The theme of Medea is the extravagant hatred, for the once bewildering love of the heroine for Jason was transformed when he repudiates her to marry another. Medea had given up everything for the man she was led by the Gods to love above even herself. She saved him from certain death, she left the safety of her kingdom, she even killed her own b [...]

    3. Medea is a play about society, and how it deals with people who do not fit into the dominant cultural code. It is about power, marriage, betrayal, hate and revenge as well, but the most important aspect is the typical fate of a strong and intelligent woman, following her husband to his home country. She is treated as an intruder and danger to society, mainly because she is different, and knows things other people do not want to see. She is the witch that narrowminded provincial men like to hunt, [...]

    4. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.Although this was first written by William Congreve in 1697 (not the Bible) the distant origins of the sentiment is frozen in human memory; but its earliest dramatic expression may have originated with Euripides. I think he just gave it words; the instinct of some women to be vindictive carriers of hellish wrath is innate. I have handled more than a few divorces where all parties involved – both attorneys and the husband – stood in open mouthed shock an [...]

    5. در اشتباه نخواهید بود اگر بگویید مردمان اعصار دیرین احمق بودند و نادان نیز هم. آنانی که آوازهای جشن ها و جشنواره ها و میهمانی های شبانه را ابداع کردند. آوازهای شاد سرشار از زندگی. اما هیچ کس بر تمامی تارهای چنگ راهی نیافته تا رنج نفرت بار انسان های دردمند را بزداید. مرگ ها و تقدی [...]

    6. Me encanta leer a los griegos. Los precursores de toda la literatura moderna, del teatro, la épica y el drama. Las tragedias griegas siempre me atrajeronluego de mi paso de un año y medio en la carrera de Licenciatura en Letras.Allí pude leer varias obras de los más famosos como Esquilo, Sófocles así también como las clásicas epopeyas de Homero, pero nunca había leído nada de Eurípides. Eurípides ganó el tercer puesto con esta obra en un certamen realizado en el año 431 A.C.Lo que [...]

    7. Gracious, hell hath no fury. While tunneling through Ovid's Metamorphoses, I've been coming across a lot of familiar stories from childhood, the ones that have stuck with me over the years and from which I find frequent references in popular culture (and life in general) such as this tale of a famous warrior who scorns his sorceress wife for another woman (you dumbass), the story of Medusa and Perseus, the rape and imprisonment of Persephone, etc. I have also, with wholly unchecked excitement, d [...]

    8. Συγκλονιστικός. Η ψυχολογία και ο χαρακτήρας της Μήδειας εξωτερικεύονται και αποτυπώνονται στο χαρτί με εκπληκτικό τρόπο.

    9. “Gods often contradictour fondest expectations.What we anticipatedoes not come to pass.What we don't expectsome god finds a way to make it happen.So with this story”

    10. مده‌آ که اغلب از آن به عنوان بزرگ ترین اثر اوریپید یاد می شود، مطالعه ای قدرتمند در باب فرآیند تبدیل شدن عشق به نفرت است. این نمایشنامه اگرچه یک تراژدی است، ولی با مفهومی که ارسطو از تراژدی ارائه داده بود تفاوت دارد. اما موفق می شود تاثیری فوق العاده بر روی مخاطب به جای بگذارد. [...]

    11. İhanete uğramış kadın, intikamını almak için neler yapabilir ?Okuması oldukça keyifli bir tragedya.

    12. Μου αρέσει πολυ να γραφω κριτικές για αρχαιες τραγωδιες ή φιλοσοφικά κείμενα διότι μπορω μιλησω για αυτα ελεύθερα χωρις να φοβαμαι μήπως και spoilerιασω καποιον μιας και ολοι ξέρουμε λιγο-πολυ το τι συμβαίνει στο εργο.Η Μηδεια ειναι η γυναικα που σκότωσε τα παιδια της,αυτο το [...]

    13. Euripides writes a masterpiece of love, betrayal and revenge. Medea gives up everything for the man she falls in love with. She pulls him out of jail and certain death, she departs with him from the safety of her kingdom, she kills her own brother in order to guard her lover and at the end he abandons her for another younger woman. Medea poisons this woman and kills her children to take revenge. The mother chooses to sacrifice her own children to ease the pain of unfaithfulness. The last scene o [...]

    14. "No, per le tue ginocchia,ti prego, t'invoco, ti supplico,no, non uccidere i figli!E dove di mano dominioattinger potrai, dove d'animo,che avventi la strage terribileal cuor dei tuoi pargoli?L'occhio volgendo su lor,l'esterminio compier potrai senza lagrime?Quando con supplici gridadinanzi essi ti cadano,tu non potrai con saldo animotinger la mano omicida."In ogni parola di questa famosa tragedia di Euripide c'è la pesantezza di un atto che rimane carico di tragicità anche nel mondo di oggi. Q [...]

    15. Το διάβασα με αμείωτο ενδιαφέρον και με ένα δέος μπροστά στην γραφή του Ευριπίδη, πόσο καλός «ψυχαναλυτής» υπήρξε μα και πόσο καλός τραγωδός. Η Μήδεια που φωνάζει από τα βάθη της αρχαιότητας το ερωτικό πάθος και φεύγει περήφανη πάνω στο άρμα του Ήλιου, θριαμβευτικά και χωρί [...]

    16. Esta review está minada de spoilers. Mas penso que é irrelevante. Além do mito ser conhecido, este género de literatura não vive das surpresas do enredo mas da emoção dada pelas palavras e dos estímulos para pesquisar, aprofundar, aprender, desfrutar eu, muitas vezes, porque já sei o que vai acontecer, enervo-me e emociono-me mais do que quando leio algo de que desconheço a história. Medeia é uma das personagens mais fascinantes da mitologia. Inspira repulsa por ter cometido o crime [...]

    17. Medea isn't just about pre-feminist ideals, mental illness, revenge, or betrayal. It is a commentary on society, ostensibly Ancient Greek society, but also our global society today. Euripides does something so revolutionary and foreign that the Greek audiences used to tales of heroes or tragedies driven by men must have been flabbergasted and appalled. Medea is the first all-powerful female character. She makes Electra look like a whiny, helpless, pitiable woman. Medea shows that in ancient Gree [...]

    18. En una cultura acostumbrada a achacarle todo a los dioses encontrarse con Medea es un gozo, dado que ella se aleja del misticismo y abraza la culpa, el rencor y el remordimiento, para responsabilizarse por las ofensas que cometió y aquellas que cometieron en su contra. Es imposible negar que Medea es la representación de un personaje que se deja llevar por sus sentimientos. Ya sea por la pasión hacia Jason o por el odio que despierta el que el deseé abandonarla en pos de un matrimonio más b [...]

    19. There is scholarly evidence to support the idea that Euripides was hired by the people of Corinth to write this play to make Medea into a villain: not even crazy but a purely evil woman who would (view spoiler)[kill her own children (hide spoiler)]. I did a paper on it in grad school. Of course I don't know where my paper is nor the citations but who needs references in an opinion piece? ;) I did the research after I read The Dawn Palace, a young adult novel with a feminist take on the story. (T [...]

    20. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned13 February 2012Surely, of all creatures that have life and will, we women Are the most wretched. When, for an extravagant sum, We have bought a husband, we must then accept him as Possessor of our body. This is to aggravate Wrong with worse wrong. Then the great question: will the man We get be bad or good? For woman, divorce is not Respectable; to repel the man, not possible. (Trans Phillip Veracott) These few lines near the opening of Euripides' Medea pre [...]

    21. A Greek tragedy. And yet Medea, the first in the theater, that of Euripides!Here is a tragedy, not a black caricature made to be played, not only just read, built on a well-balanced structure and not the how-as-I-pushed-you, with a real choir, a female choir Moreover, it is important! Who plays his role of average humanity that the viewer identifies and whose perspective changes with the vicissitudes of compassion to horror.And above all here's a heroine who commits a monstrous act, but which is [...]

    22. مِده آ :در میان همه ی آفرینندگان خدایان که زنده اند و دلیلی برای زندگی دارند ، ما زنان از همه بدبخت تریم. نخست عشقِ مردی را با بهایی گزاف به دست می آوریم و سپس او را بر همه چیز خود، حتا بر بدنمان فرمانروا می داریم: این یکی سخته است، سوزانده تر از نخستین است.---------------------مِده آ: هیچ ک [...]

    23. Medea es una mujer que lo dejó todo por el hombre del que se enamoró. Medea cometió actos de violencia escalofriantes para ayudar al hombre que quería. Pero luego este hombre se lo agradeció dejándola tirada y liándose con una mujer a la que ni si quiera quiere tampoco, pero que tiene la ventaja de ser la hija de un rey. Como abandonó a su padre y su marido la ha abandonado a ella, se ha quedado sola y una mujer sola no existe. Lo único que le queda es vengarse. Para vengarse Medea se a [...]

    24. I read this for my Ancient History class. I was going to give a oral presentation on Greek Theatre and one of the great playwrights of that time Euripides and even though he really wasn't recognised as a good playwright back then, he is now remembered as one of the best playwrights from that time. Medea is about a woman who kills her two children to get revenge on her husband, because he left her for a younger woman. That's basically the gist of the play. But damn is it an amazing play.The monol [...]

    25. دومین خوانش من از اسطوره‌ها بود با قلم اوریپید و باید بگم مبهوتِ طرز فکر حیرت‌انگیزش راجع به زنان در زمان خودش شدم.

    26. MEDEA OWNED HIS ASS AND JASON NEEDS TO WORK ON HIS WORD CHOICES DAMN HE'S A WEAK ASS MOTHERFUCKER. I'D GIVE THIS MORE STARS THAN FIVE IF I COULD.d part is, sounds exactly like the conflicts of a saudi polygamous family

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