Classics

Consider Apollonios portrayal of Medeia in books 3 and 4 of the Argonautika. How is she portrayed? Is she an
innocent victim of the gods? A cunning witch who overshadows Jason? Do we see a
transformation in her in these books?
In formulating your view on Medeia, you need to both look carefully at the text and also consider
the points raised by Pavlou regarding the use of clothing, in particular her veil.
With the use of a scholarly article plus the text, you will need to be very direct in your approach
to the topic (i.e. use quotes sparingly).
The article is Pavlou, Maria. Reading Medea through her Veil in the Argonautica of
Apollonius Rhodius. Greece & Rome, vol. 56 no. 2, 2009, pp. 183202.
Apollonios Rhodios. The Argonautika. Trans. Peter Green. Berkeley: University of California
Press, 1997.

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