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on 7 March 2018
As Medea is my favourite play and having read the story of Jason and the Argonauts in rewritten tales for so long, I was excited to finally be getting down to reading a more authentic source. But that excitement was wasted as this is possibly the most boring story ever written, especially when compared for example to the great tale that is The Odyssey. Book Three, when Medea finally shows up, perks up a bit but that doesn’t last too long. Although understandable when compared to today’s morals and culture, Medea, the interesting character in the book, is also not treated in a way with respect or given the true credit for the fact it is she and not Jason who actually acquires the fleece. Thank goodness for Euripides for giving her a bit more spunk. Not worth the read unless studying the classics. Read a more up to date and less laborious version if you can.