Medea

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 6, 2009 - Drama - 112 pages
The old songs will have to change.
No more hymns to our faithlessness and deceit.
Apollo, god of song, lord of the lyre,
never passed on the flame of poetry to us.
But if we had that voice, what songs
we'd sing of men's failings, and their blame. History is made by women, just as much as men.

Medea has been betrayed. Her husband, Jason, has left her for a younger woman. He has forgotten all the promises he made and is even prepared to abandon their two sons. But Medea is not a woman to accept such disrespect passively. Strong-willed and fiercely intelligent, she turns her formidable energies to working out the greatest, and most horrifying, revenge possible.

Euripides' devastating tragedy is shockingly modern in the sharp psychological exploration of the characters and the gripping interactions between them. Award-winning poet Robin Robertson has captured both the vitality of Euripides' drama and the beauty of his phrasing, reinvigorating this masterpiece for the twenty-first century.
 

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Euripides is thought to have lived between 485 and 406 BC. He is considered to be one of the three great dramatists of Ancient Greece, alongside Aeschylus and Sophocles. He is particularly admired by modern audiences and readers for his astute and balanced depiction of human behavior. Medea is his most famous work.

Robin Robertson is a vegan chef and award-winning cookbook author whose culinary experience spans nearly thirty years. She has been a chef, caterer, cooking teacher, and food columnist. Her bestselling cookbooks include Quick-Fix Vegan, Quick-Fix Vegetarian, Vegan Planet, Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker, Vegan on the Cheap, 1000 Vegan Recipes, and Vegan Fire & Spice. Robin's features and columns regularly appear in VegNews Magazine and online. Robin lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband, four cats, and more ducks than she can count. Follow Robin on Facebook and Twitter (@globalvegan) as well as on her website: www.robinrobertson.com.

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