(in order of appearance)
- Nurse, aged servant of Medea
- Tutor, to the children of Jason and Medea
- Medea, formerly princess of Colchis, now wife of Jason
- Chorus of the women of Corinth
- Creon, king of Corinth
- Jason, hero and captain of the Argo, husband of Medea
- Aegeus, king of Athens
- Children of Medea
- various unnamed attendants, servants, and guards
Corinth: one of the major cities of Greece, both in mythology and in 5th century history. Located at the Isthmus of Corinth, the land bridge between mainland Greece (where Athens was) and the Peleponnesus (the hand-shaped peninsula where Sparta, Athens’ main rival, was located), Corinth had a very strategic position in controlling the movements of armies from one part of Greece to another. Corinth was also a very important sea-power. Historically, there were rites for Medea's children in Corinth, so Euripides is following tradition by placing the story there.
- In detail, can you please provide some details about Medea some things people may not know?
- Explain in detail the role of supernatural in Medea by Euripides and Macbeth by Shakespeare.
- How is the concept of being an "ATHENIAN" or "Athenian" displayed in Euripides' Medea regarding Athenianism?
- What is the difference between Medea and the other women in the play?
- In Euripides' Medea, how is Medea a victim of the gods or where and when is Medea cursed by the gods?
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