The Medea Author:Euripides 1912. Murray has translated the text into English rhyming verse with explanatory notes. The Medea, in spite of its background of wonder and enchantment, is not a romantic play but a tragedy of character and situation. It deals, so to speak, not with the romance itself, but with the end of the romance, a thing which is so terribly often the rever... more »se of romantic. For all but the very highest of romances are apt to have just one flaw somewhere, and in the story of Jason and Medea the flaw was of a fatal kind. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.« less
This small book packs a powerful punch. Euripides sure knew how to grab your imagination. The classic story of a wife betrayed by a husband that had vowed undying devotion, but later decided another princess was more to his liking.