October 3- Euripides, Medea

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October 3, 2007 Euripides, Medea Family and Community Variability of Myth Myth: a traditional story, anonymous and variable Individual authors (and artists) adapt myths to make their own artistic statements by (for example) - Adding to, altering, or omitting p arts of the story (e.g., Hesiod possible changing the of Prom etheus’ trick on Zeus, or o mitting the role of Prom eth eus as the creator of hu m anity) - Making choices a bout how to t ell the story, in t er ms of n arrative structure a nd point o view (e.g., Hom er choosing to b egin the Odyssey with Telemachus) - Delineating sp ecific char acters (e.g., Hom er’s cautious and clever Penelope) Euripides, Hippolytus Mark 1 - Pha edra intent on h aving sex with Hippolytus, att e m pts to seduce him in p erson - Hippolytus rejects h er; Pha edra in reveng e tells Theseus that h e tried to rape her - Theseus curses Hippolytus, who dies; Phaedra co m mits suicide (?) Cf. Potiphar’s Wife (Genesis 39:1-20) Jason and Mede a in Earlier Myth Hom er, Odyssey 12.76-80: The only ship to escape the Clashing Rocks is the Argo, when
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