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

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.

Other Authors: Clauss, James Joseph., Johnston, Sarah Iles, 1957-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1997]
Physical Description: xiii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series: Princeton paperbacks.
Table of 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.