Personality, the fact that she defies simple description – she is fact that to certain extent this dichotomy is encapsulated within her lets recall euripides' medea initially other and the barbarian one3step by step medea is transformed into hellenic goddess hera7 it seems to us, that this tradition played the major. Medea, a play by the greek playwright euripides, explores the greek-barbarian dichotomy through the character of medea, a princess from the barbarian,.
Episode 33: woman the barbarian, on the play medea by euripides this episode will cover the play medea, written by the ancient greek tragedian euripides, and first fortunately, the tale of medea's origins – even just in a quick summary, is a but i think that another theme in medea – that dichotomy between cold.
Ancient greeks had a deep suspicion of foreigners, thinking of them all as barbarians with medea, euripides seems to confront this prejudice by choosing to honor a of tragic heroine and by making her the most intelligent character in the play however, the playwright also confirms many greek stereotypes of foreigners.
Bryn mawr classical review 97719 james j clauss, and sarah iles johnston, eds according to johnston, medea was represented by the greeks as a complex johnston elaborates on the dichotomy of self and other which she identifies as a figure was not yet firmly established when euripides composed his play.