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13MythOct17 - Greek and Roman Mythology Oct 17 2011 1...

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Greek and Roman Mythology Oct. 17, 2011 1
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Outline Medea in Myth Medea in Euripides or Medeas? Medea after Euripides 2
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3 Closeup Of Medea with box of magic
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Medea before Euripides One account says that the report concerning Medeia is false, that she did not kill her children, but the Corinthians did. They say that Euripides made up this myth about the Colchian woman and his play because the Corinthians asked him to, and the lie prevailed over the truth because of the poet’s excellence. To atone for the outrage against the children, they say, up to the present day the Corinthians offer sacrifice to the children as if paying them tribute. 4
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Pausanias on Corinth Beside it {the music hall} is the tomb of the children of Medeia. Their names were Mermeros and Pheres. They are said to have been stoned to death by the Corinthians on account of the gifts they brought to Glauke. Because their death had been violent and unjust, they caused the infant children of the Corinthians to pine away, till, at the bidding of the oracle, yearly sacrifices were instituted in their honor.
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