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PrefaceAbbreviationsIntroduction31Medea, the Enchantress from Afar: Remarks on a Well-Known Myth212Corinthian Medea and the Cult of Hera Akraia443Medea as Foundation-Heroine714Why Did Medea Kill Her Brother Apsyrtus?835Medea as Muse: Pindar's Pythian 41036Becoming Medea: Assimilation in Euripides1277Conquest of the Mephistophelian Nausicaa: Medea's Role in Apollonius' Redefinition of the Epic Hero1498The Metamorphosis of Ovid's Medea1789Medea among the Philosophers21110Serpents in the Soul: A Reading of Seneca's Medea21911Medea at a Shifting Distance: Images and Euripidean Tragedy25312Medea as Politician and Diva: Riding the Dragon into the Future297Bibliography325List of Contributors351Index Locorum353General Index369

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Medea is a model of how one goes about configuring and interpreting any of our long-lasting inheritances from Greek myth... The richness of its subject should make this book appeal to a wide audience. -- Richard P. Martin

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James J. Clauss is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Washington and is the author of The Best of the Argonauts. Sarah Iles Johnston is Associate Professor of Classics at The Ohio State University and is the author of Hekate Soteira.

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"Medea is a model of how one goes about configuring and interpreting any of our long-lasting inheritances from Greek myth.... The richness of its subject should make this book appeal to a wide audience."--Richard P. Martin

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