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Synthesis (La Plata)

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PORTULAS, Jaume. Medea(s). Synthesis (La Plata) [online]. 2004, vol.11, pp.123-143. ISSN 0328-1205.

This is a Review-article on a very large anthology of writings around the figure and the myth of Medea in classical as well as modern literatures (particularly emphasizing literature in Spanish), compiled and edited by Aurora López and Andrés Pociña, professors of Latin literature in the University of Granada. Even though a descriptive mood predominates, the author has not shied away from giving personal assessment of many articles. The thread of the volume, although it offers an extraordinary variety, must be found, according to the reviewer, in the Senecan Medea rather than in the Euripidean model. The Greek masterpiece may be more complex to us, but it is at the same time more distant. Seneca is richer in potentialities that have not yet been wholly exploited.

Palabras clave : Medea; Euripides; Seneca.

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