Medea and the Chorus


medea and the Chorus

pray for her protection. Dedit illa graues improba poenas 340 per tam longos ducta timores, cum duo montes, claustra profundi, hinc atque illinc subito impulsu uelut aetherio gemerent sonitu, spargeret arces nubesque ipsas 345 mare deprensum. Iason Suspecta ne sint, longa colloquia amputa. . Whoeer has dumbly borne hard blows with patient and calm soul, has been able to repay them; it is hidden wrath that harms; hatred proclaimed loses its chance for vengeance.

Manet noster sanguis ad aras: assuesce, manus, stringere ferrum carosque pati posse cruores 810 sacrum laticem percussa dedi. Nurse 891 To medea. 410 non rapidus amnis, non procellosum mare pontusue coro saeuus aut uis ignium adiuta flatu possit inhibere impetum irasque nostras: sternam et euertam omnia. Those also I squandered upon thee; for thee my country has given place, for thee father, brother, maidenhood with this dower did I wed thee. Grant, oh, grant that I ride through the air in my fathers car; give me the reins, O sire, give me the right to guide thy fire-bearing steeds with the flaming reins; then let Corinth, with her twin shores cause of delay 7 to ships. Helen is brought before him, still beautiful and alluring after all that has happened, and she begs Menelaus to spare her life, claiming that she was bewitched by the goddess Cypris and that she did attempt to return to Menelaus after the spell was broken. Manibus excutiam faces caeloque lucemspectat hoc nostri sator, sol generis, et spectatur, et curru insidens per solita puri spatia decurrit poli? . Concessa uita est, liberet fines metu 185 abeatque tuta.



medea and the Chorus

The plot centers on the actions of Medea, a former princess of the "barbarian" kingdom of Colchis, and the wife of Jason; she finds her position in the Greek world threatened as Jason leaves her for a Greek princess of Corinth.
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And thou star, 12 forerunner of scarlet Letter: Novel vs. Movie twilight, who returnest ever slowly for lovers thee, mothers, thee, brides eagerly await, to see the full soon thy bright beams scattering. Jason 537 Begin to think with reason, and speak with calm. Jason promises to support her after his new marriage, but Medea spurns him: "Marry the maid if thou wilt; perchance full soon thou mayst rue thy nuptials." In the following scene Medea encounters Aegeus, King of Athens. Uos quoque, urnis quas foratis inritus ludit labor, Danaides, coite: uestras hic dies quaerit manus. Jason can defend his own cause if it is separate from thine; no blood has stained his innocence, his hand wielded no sword, and he has kept far off and free from company of such as thou. Quis non totos horruit artus totiens uno latrante malo?

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