When: 431 BC Where: Corinth, Greece Significance: Medeatakes place in King Creon’s kingdom, Corinth. More specifically, in front of Jason and Medea’s house. After leaving her homeland, Medea and Jason lived there happily. The drama takes place somewhere that was once united but now torn apart due to Jason’s betrayal. The entire play is set in front of their house from the nurse lamenting over the events that have taken place to Medea killing her two children. Corinth was known as one of the wealthiest cities in Ancient Greece. It was also the setting of many Greek myths. This is significant to the play because of the sole reason that Jason left Medea was to secure his wealth by marrying the princess of Corinth. He would gain access to all the riches that Corinth had to offer. The palace of Corinth is where the princess and the king live. The children go to deliver the poisoned gifts tothe princess in the palace. The princess dies in the palace afterward. Athens is another important place brought up in the play. King Aegeus travels from Athens to Corinth and swears to offer Medea safety and refuge after she is banished from Corinth for a cure to his sterility.