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by Euripides

Medea Foreignness and 'The Other' Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Scene.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue. We used Paul Roche's translation.

Quote #10

Jason: At last I understand
what I never understood before,
when I took you from your foreign home to live
in Greece, […]
No woman in the whole of Hellas [Greece]
would have dared so much (204)

Jason again reveals his Greek prejudice to outsiders with this statement. Of course, it's pretty understandable, since Medea has just slaughtered four people, including her own children. It's probably safe to say that the play didn't go a long way toward changing Athenians' opinions of foreigners.

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