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WMST test 2 - Term Definition Euripides Medea Jason...

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Term: Euripides: Medea Definition: Jason betrayed Medea and married King Creon's daughter, Medea left her homeland and had her own father killed to be with Jason and killed her brother, kills her own children Term: Euripides: Andromache Definition: she is given to Achilles' son Neoptolemos as a slave and she has his child, Neo marries Hermione who is super jealous, she accuses her of mixing potions to turn her husband against her and make her barren, Menelaus (Hermione's father) finds her son Molossos and threatens to kill both of them but Peleas (Achilles' father, Neo's grandpa) intervenes, Hermione leaves with Orestes and Orestes has Neo killed, the goddess Thetis is a deus ex machina Term: Aristophanes: Lysistrata Definition: she starts a sex strike and the women hole up in the Acropolis, every man that comes up there has an erection, she uses Peace her handmaiden to distract the men while she makes them think up negotiations to end the war
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Term: Aristophanes: Women at the Festival Definition: Euripides writes bad things about women and he's worried they want to kill him, he takes his father in law to Agathon's house to ask for help, Agathon says no but lets Mnesilochus borrow his dresses to infiltrate the women's meeting dressed as a woman to speak on Euripides' behalf, Mika gives a long speech about everything Euripides has done to women, Mnesilochus grabs and woman's baby and finds out it's a wine skin but Mika acts like it's a baby and is upset when he cuts open the wine skin, Mnes gets arrested and Euripides gets him out Term: Medea characters Definition: Medea, Jason, Glauce-- Jason's new wife, daughter of king Creon, Aegeus-- the king of Athens, promises Medea a place in Athens in exchange for a fertility drug, Term: Lysistrata characters Definition: Lysistrata-- she is masculine, gathers the women of Athens and Sparta together to protest the war, Caloniki, Myrrhini-- second strongest woman in the play, she seduces her husband and refuses him at the last minute, Lampito-- Spartan, brings Spartan women into the plan
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Term: Women at the Festival characters Definition: Euripides, Mnesilochus, Agathon, Cleisthenes Term: Aristotle: Politics Definition: "the male is by nature superior, and the female inferior; and the one rules, and the other is ruled" Term: Plato: Republic Definition: Socrates talking to Glaucon, 'The wives of all these men (the Guardians) ought to be shared in common, and...no one woman be married to any one man. And their children should be shared in common, and no parent should know his own child or child his parent.', female guard dogs should guard and hunt along with the males, one is inferior not by gender but by skill Term: Plato: Laws Definition: more low key than his Republic, Kleinias wants to found a new colony and asks his Athenian and Spartan friends how to write the constitution,
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