Seneca the Younger, Medea

LCL 62: 314-315

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MEDEA

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MEDEA

CHARACTERS
  • MEDEA daughter of Aeetes, king of Colchis; and wife of Jason
  • NURSE of Medea
  • CREON king of Corinth
  • JASON from Iolcos in Thessaly, onetime leader of the Argonautic expedition to Colchis in quest of the Golden Fleece
  • TWO SONS of Medea and Jason (personae mutae)
  • MESSENGER
  • CHORUS OF CORINTHIANS sympathetic to Jason and hostile to Medea
SCENE

The play takes place in Corinth (see Introduction).

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.seneca_younger-medea.2018