Medea is a fabula crepidata (Roman tragedy with Greek subject) of about 1027 lines of verse written by Seneca. It is generally considered to be the strongest of his earlier plays. It was written around 50 CE. The play is about the vengeance of Medea against her betraying husband Jason and King Creon. The leading role, Medea, dominates the play with over half of the lines spoken by her. Medea contains lots of themes, one of them is that she is the punishment of humanity because of her superiority over other characters. She was sent by the gods to punish Jason for his sins. Another theme is her powerful voice that cannot be silenced, even King Creon could not silence her.
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original title: Medea
based on: Medea
genre: Roman tragedy
characters: Medea, Jason, Creon

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