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by Euripides

Chorus Timeline and Summary

  • The members of the Chorus try to talk some sense into Medea.
  • After listening to her, though, they sing an ode to feminine revolution and lament Medea's banishment.
  • They also sing on the destructive power of love.
  • Later, they chant about what a great and enlightened place Athens is and wonder if Athens will accept a murderess like Medea.
  • They bemoan the upcoming murders and observe that parents are worse off than people who don't have kids.
  • The Chorus members pray to the Zeus to stop Medea from killing her sons.
  • They conclude the play by observing that Zeus works in mysterious ways.