LXVII: Woman, Survivor, Murderer, Euripides’ Medea


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It's time... The final Medea episode, where all her fame lasting relevancy comes from: Euripides' play, Medea. Plus a beautiful song about Medea written/performed by listener Alison Rush (

alisonrush.com, Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3CcXbd6MSK0XikfdOmwZ7I?si=9Cy4EX6hSMeVQLTRimmcHA).

CW/TW: A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Sources: Euripides' Medea, translated by Rachel Kitzinger, from The Modern Library's The Greek Plays, The Ovidian Heroine as Author by Laurel Fulkerson, Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, Mythology by Edith Hamilton, Ovid's Heroides as provided on Theoi.com. Edith Hall discussing Medea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_xjPVQxrfo. Article on Enheduanna: https://lithub.com/why-has-no-one-ever-heard-of-the-worlds-first-poet/

Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure, is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music clips are from by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.

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