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Medea Historical Context

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Adrienne Castro

on 8 February 2011

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Transcript of Medea Historical Context

In his play "Medea," Euripides responds to growing Greek dominance by warning against ambition and highlighting the disadvantages women faced in classical Greece. "Classical Greece": the highpoint in Athenian civilization Sophocles Socrates Plato Pericles Military Supremacy Imperialist Athens power Athenian Patriotism Patriarchal and Patrilinear couldn't please men production of heirs danger in marriage Euripides' "Medea" Warns against ambition and imperialism

Creates Uneasiness Characterizes Athenian society as utopian Discusses the disadvantages women face in Athens’s patriarchal society Peloponnesian War
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