By Emma Griffiths
Giving entry to the most recent serious pondering at the topic, Medea is a complete consultant to resources that paints a bright portrait of the Greek sorceress Medea, famed in fable for the homicide of her young ones after she is banished from her own residence and changed by means of a brand new spouse. Emma Griffiths brings into concentration formerly unexplored issues of the Medea fantasy, and gives an incisive advent to the tale and its history.
Studying Medea’s ‘everywoman’ prestige – person who has brought on many intricacies of her story to be neglected – Griffiths locations the tale in old and glossy context and divulges interesting insights into historical Greece and its ideology, the significance of existence, the function of girls and the placement of the outsider.
In transparent, hassle-free phrases, the booklet situates the parable inside of analytical frameworks comparable to psychoanalysis, and Griffiths highlights Medea’s place in present classical examine in addition to her lasting appeal.