Medea by Euripides

Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BC. The plot centers on the barbarian protagonist as she finds her position in the Greek world threatened, and the revenge she takes against her husband Jason who has betrayed her for another woman. Euripides produced the Medea along with Philoctetes, Dictys and the satyr play Theristai, winning the third prize (out of three) at the City Dionysia festival for that year.

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Euripides I: Alcestis, Medea, The Children of Heracles, Hippolytus (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Paperback 41439 $11.98 $1.99 2013
Medea (Focus Classical Library) Kindle Edition 919008 2012
The Complete Euripides: Volume V: Medea and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 654734 2011
The Medea (Classic Reprint) Paperback 2329611 $6.54 $27.06 2012
Medea Hardcover 5241619 $24.99 2018
Medea (Dover Thrift Editions) Kindle Edition 77935 $1.50 2012
Medea - Literary Touchstone Classic Kindle Edition 472234 $2.99 2005
Medea and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 1215123 $5.19 $0.01 1998
Medea Paperback 2521471 $5.67 $3.69 2009
Medea (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 603594 $6.98 2006
Medea Paperback 420962 $4.29 $1.99 2007
Medea Hardcover 5213196 $13.00
The Plays of Euripides: Rhesus. Medea. Hippolytus. Alcestis. Heracleidae. the Suppliants. the Trojan Women. Ion. Helen Hardcover 848044 $28.95 2015
Euripides I: Alcestis, Medea, The Children of Heracles, Hippolytus (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Kindle Edition 110180 2013
Medea (Drama Classics) Paperback 702739 $3.94 $0.77 1995
Medea and Other Plays Paperback 444966 $6.24 2016
Three Plays of Euripides: Alcestis, Medea, The Bachae Paperback 597597 $6.63 2016
Three Plays of Euripides: Alcestis, Medea, The Bacchae Hardcover 618676 $82.62 $0.01
Three Plays of Euripides: Alcestis, Medea, The Bachae Paperback 1497576 $10.00 $64.62 2010
Medea: A New Translation Paperback 894049 $10.41 $7.77 2019
Medea Kindle Edition 342402 $0.99 2013
Medea (Focus Classical Library) Kindle Edition 1139451 $3.76 2012
Medea Hardcover 3469125 $7.89 $8.30 1985
Medea Paperback 728984 $6.27 $1.35 2009
Medea Kindle Edition 465579 $9.99 2014
Medea Kindle Edition 223436 2009
Medea Paperback 698284 $0.36 $0.35 2005
Medea Paperback 935391 $5.17 2016
Medea Paperback 646462 $6.07 $0.70 2011
Medea Hardcover 2424714 $5.09 $1.25 2008
Medea (Bryn Mawr Commentaries, Greek) Plastic Comb 564449 $14.41 $11.44 1999
Medea [Illustrated] Kindle Edition 1322315 2011
Medea (Plays for Performance Series) Kindle Edition 411538 $7.39 2000
Medea (Plays for Performance Series) Hardcover 5824684 $28.07 $25.82 2000
Tragedias: Medea. Hipólito. Las troyanas. Las bacantes. Ifigenia en Aulide. Ifigenia en Tauride. Hécuba (Spanish Edition) Paperback 4074889 $18.35 2005
Medea (Plays for Performance Series) Paperback 1144895 $7.32 $1.35 2000
Medea Paperback 4917544 $6.62 $3.37 2009
Medea Paperback 102435 $3.93 $4.33 2016
Medea (Oberon Classics) Paperback 194076 $17.10 $3.00 1995
Medea (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 2033883 2019
Medea (Focus Classical Library) Paperback 937844 $8.32 $2.00 1991
Euripides: Medea Paperback 406762 $8.96 2010
Medea Paperback 2251838 $8.95 $7.95 2008
Euripides: Selected Fragmentary Plays Vol II (Classical Texts) (Ancient Greek Edition) Paperback 3497443 $32.86 $22.00 2004
Medea Kindle Edition 333521 2017
The Medea Hardcover 1405276 $22.71 $24.05 2016
Medea Paperback 1374459 $9.49 $3.35 2017
Medea and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) Paperback 729564 $5.00 $1.00 2003
Medea (Hackett Classics) Paperback 307476 $7.48 $1.99 2008
The Complete Euripides: Volume V: Medea and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Paperback 72803 $8.91 $5.31 2011
Euripides. Cyclops. Alcestis. Medea (Loeb Classical Library No. 12) Hardcover 210398 $22.48 $16.96 1994
Euripides: Medea (Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama) Paperback 381860 $8.94 $0.99 2000
Medea (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 525403 $12.50 $8.34 2018
Medea Paperback 704898 $9.99 2020
Medea (Oberon Classics) Paperback 1157029 $12.63 $12.85 2016
Medea Kindle Edition 1442353 2015
Medea (Student Editions) Paperback 1958621 $11.12 $1.25 2002
Medea Paperback 653182 $10.10 $15.83 2014
Medea Paperback 176954 $8.95 $10.00 2019
Medea [Hardcover] Hardcover 7811804 $11.36 $38.64
Medea and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) Paperback 157925 $5.99 $1.25 1963
Medea (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 31983 $2.25 $0.25 1993
Medea - Literary Touchstone Classic Paperback 1138881 $2.50 $1.66 2005
Medea and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 68354 $6.87 $3.17 2009
Medea Kindle Edition 187892 $4.46 2010
Medea Kindle Edition 473011 $2.99 2010
Medea Paperback 186614 $4.49 2009
Medea Hardcover 1061865 $4.50 $0.01 2008
Medea Paperback 13860247 $27.30 $31.22 2010
Medea (Modern Plays) Paperback 487752 $10.83 $11.13 2012
Euripides: Medea (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Greek and English Edition) Paperback 979029 $34.99 $17.52 2002
Euripides I: Alcestis, Medea, The Children of Heracles, Hippolytus (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Hardcover 2530868 $38.00 $22.49 2013
Medea (Hackett Classics) Hardcover 2899207 $21.01 $30.20 2008
The Complete Euripides: Volume V: Medea and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Hardcover 8306797 $96.25 $33.47 2011
Medea (Greek and English Edition) Paperback 1920013 $25.98 $3.79 1976
Medea Paperback 597092 $53.19 $0.86 1970
Euripides: Medea (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) Hardcover 12232624 $200.51 2002
Euripides, Vol. 2: Electra, Orestes, Iphigeneia in Taurica, Andromache, Cyclops (Loeb Classical Library, No. 10) Hardcover 6465962 $7.32
Medea (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Paperback 128730 $6.61 $1.55 2006