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[211] Viderit ista Deus. The catastrophe was dreadful. Jason paying no regard to the prayers and entreaties of Medea, but commanding her forthwith to leave the city for she was at that time in Corinth, she with some difficulty obtained of Creon one day's delay. Disguising herself so as not to be known, and entering the palace privately in the night, she set fire to it by means of a composition invented by Circe, of which the nature was such, that the flame raised by it could not be extinguished. Jason escaped by leaping; but Creon and Creusa perished in the flames.

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