Review Medea and Other Plays by Euripides

This is interesting to historians but reads as stilted to the modern reader. It’s a good look inside the mind of Ancient Greek peoples. Their myths were used to give commentary on what were modern issues at the time without pandering to the current fads of pop culture as happens this day. The scripts are short but contain deep philosophy. He turned Medea, who most would’ve seen as an archetypical villain, into a sympathetic character by comments on women’s lack of rights when their husbands wanted a divorce in Greek society. Perhaps Euripides would’ve won more contests if he’d made his plays simpler but he wouldn’t have been remembered.


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