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Medea

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

Second edition

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780198706779
Published online November 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191778483
Medea

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in mythology, granddaughter of *Helios, and daughter of Aeëtes, king of Colchian Aia, and his wife Eidyia; ancient writers frequently associate her name (perhaps rightly) with ...

Medea first appears on an *Etruscan olpe (jug) of c.630 bc showing the cauldron of rejuvenation, with which she tricks the Peliads (i.e. daughters of Pelias) on Attic vases from a century later, and on a Roman copy of a Classical relief, probably from the Altar of the Twelve Gods in the Athenian Agora (...

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Subjects: Classical History

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