The iconic female and mythical representation of Medea in the ancient world

Authors

  • Maria Regina Candido Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro/UERJ

Abstract

We are interested in rescuing the actions and textual and imagery representations of the mythical figure of Medea that make it clear that narrative can define in three cycles, namely: the Cycles of Yolkos, the Cycle of the Argonauts, and the Roman Cycle. The cycles demarcate the different temporalities, and changes in the highlighted theme, but maintain an identity structure that we call the identity core. The character maintains as her identity core the fact that she is a mature woman, married to Jason,  has children and has expertise in the manipulation of herbs and magic drugs. The nucleus does not change and goes beyond time, as the recurrent narratives in Medea's texts and images reveal.

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Published

2023-12-23

How to Cite

Candido, M. R. (2023). The iconic female and mythical representation of Medea in the ancient world. Prometheus - Journal of Philosophy, 15(43). Retrieved from https://periodicos.ufs.br/prometeus/article/view/19480

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Dossier Female Representations in Antiquity