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Euripides, Medea (ed. David Kovacs), line 1049 (search)
me? Do I wish to suffer mockery, letting my enemies go unpunished? Must I put up with that? No, it is mere weakness in me even to admit such tender words into my heart. Children, go into the house. Whoever is not permitted to attend my sacrifice shall feel concern for them: I shall not weaken my hand. [Oh! Do not, my angry heart, do not do these things. Let them go, hard-hearted wretch, spare the children. If they live with me in that other place,The author of these lines apparently means ‘Athens.’ Contrast the expressively ambiguous use of e)kei=to mean Hades in 1073 below. they will gladden you. By Hell's avenging furies, I shall never leave my children for my enemies to outrage.Among the reasons for deleting these lines is that they make no intelligible sense. Medea cannot resolve on murdering her children as the only alternative to leaving them to be outraged by the Corinthians when less than twenty lines earlier she discussed taking them with her. Also they refer explicitly in
Euripides, Medea (ed. David Kovacs), line 663 (search)
Enter by Eisodos A Aegeus, the aged king of Athens, in travelling costume. Aegeus Medea, I wish you joy: no one knows a better way than this to address a friend. Medea Joy to you as well, Aegeus, son of wise Pandion! Where have you come from to be visiting the soil of this land? Aegeus I have come from the ancient oracle of Phoebus. Medea Why did you go to earth's prophetic center? Aegeus To inquire how I might get offspring. Medea Have you really lived so long a life without childrens Theseus. But the oracle, which may be Euripides' own invention, clearly does not belong with this story, for how could Aegeus beget a son if he violated the oracle's instructions? When Aegeus departs at the end of this scene, he seems bound for Athens, not Trozen. Medea And what were you in need of that you sailed to this land? Aegeus There is a man named Pittheus, king of Trozen. Medea The son of Pelops and a man most pious, they say. Aegeus It is with him that I wish to share the god's