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by Euripides

Jason Timeline and Summary

  • Jason chastises Medea for overacting about his new wife.
  • He tries to justify his actions, saying that he wanted to rescue his family from poverty.
  • Then Medea manipulates him into asking Glauke to let his sons stay in Corinth.
  • Along with his sons, Jason unknowingly delivers Medea's cursed gifts.
  • He rushes home to save his sons from Medea, but is aghast as Medea launches into the sky, bearing the corpses of their sons.
  • Jason curses Medea over and over again and begs her to let him bury the bodies, but is denied.
  • He curses Medea one last time as she flies away.