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Feb. 16th Lecture

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA232H1
Professor
Victoria Wohl
Semester
Winter

Description
CLA 232 - Feb. 16th Lecture Medea - colchics, metic, proxenos, xenia, sexual stereotypes, parody of them, only an idiot can fall for these stereotypes, stereotypes of womens weakness is countered by medeas strength, if bravery (andrea) is manliness then how can women show bravery or be brave, medea challgenges this, female andrea, feminist tirade on p. 38 she claims she would rather fight three battles than birth one child, ponos = labour, giving birth as well as labours such as heroic accomplishments, the ten labours of heracles, medea comes out at the same time as pericles funeral oration, character of medea is a radical one, emphasis on oaths between medea and jason, medea references oaths many times including right at the beginning of the play, oaths prote
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