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2. What sources do we have for the story of Medea?

  • Sophocles' Medea
  • Hesiod's Works and Days
  • Hesiod's Theogony
  • Aeschylus' Medea

3. What is the story of Medea

  • Many interpretations, in Euripides' Medea she is the wife of Jason who kills children after Jason leaves her to marry Glauce, King Creon of Corinth's daughter, she kills Glauce and Creon too then flees to Athens
  • Many interpretations, the most common, Jason leaves Medea to marry Ariadne so she poisons her and her children with a wedding cloak
  • Many interpretations, In Hesiod's Theogony she is the wife of Jason who murders Glauce and Creon, King of Corinth because Jason leaves her to marry Glauce, she then flees to Athens with her children
  • Many interpretations, In Hesiods' Works and Days she is the ex wife of Jason who left her for Glauce, she kills Creon, King of Corinth and his daughter Glauce after Glauce murders her children

4. What is the story of Tantalus and Pelops?

  • Tantalus murdered by Pelops for sacrificing sister then faces furies and a trial at Athens
  • Tantalus cooked his son, pelops, and served him to the gods, Tantalus punished in Mt. Tarttarus and Pelops brought back to life by fates
  • Tantalus told by oracle his son, Pelops, would murder him so cast him off, ends up killing him anyway and marrying his mother
  • Pelops, son of Poseidon is murdered by Tantalus, his brother

5. What sources are there for the story of Theseus?

  • Sophocles' Helen
  • Euripides' Suppliants
  • Aechylus' Helen
  • Euripides' Helen


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