30 terms

Medea Word List

STUDY
PLAY
Aegeus
King of Athens
Argo
Jason's ship
Athens
Medea plans to flee to this city of wisdom and harmony
Children
Take gifts to the princess
Choragos
The leader of the chorus
Chorus
A group of characters that acts as one
Colchis
Medea hometown
Corinth
The town where medea lives
Creon
King of corinth
Dragons
Pull medea chariot
Ekkylema
A wheeled cart on which dead bodies are usually brought out
Episode
Spoken lines
Exodus
The final scene of dialogue
Jason
Medea unfaithful husband
Medea
Murders her children the princess and creon
Messenger
Tells medea about the deaths of the princess and creon and advises her to flee immediately
Nurse
Medea servant
Oracle
The holy place where Aegeus goes to receive advice from tve gods
Orchestra
The area in front of the stage where the Chorus dances
Parodos
The first entrance of the Chorus
Pelias
Murdered by his own dauhghters
Phoebus
Didn't give women music-they might sing about the badness of men
Pittheus
King of Troezen
Princess
Jason 2nd wife
Prologue
The part of the play before the chorus enters
Skene
The actors enter and exit the stage throught this
Stasimon
Greek term for code; takes place between dramatic episodes
Theatron
The area from which the audience watches the action
Tutor
Tells the nurse about medea exile
Zeus
King of gods; medea plays to him