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date: 06 August 2020

Medea, 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
Richard L. HunterRichard L. Hunter, Karim W. ArafatKarim W. Arafat

in mythology, granddaughter of *Helios, and daughter of Aeëtes, king of Colchian Aia (see Colchis), and his wife Eidyia; ancient writers frequently associate her name (perhaps rightly) with μήδεσθαι, ‘to devise’, and she became the archetypal example of the scheming, ... ...

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