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thucydides
father of modern history, wrote about the athenian war and focused just on facts
peloponnesian war
atheninan has complete control of the delian league so the spartans and athenians fought
plague
killed two thirds of athenians including pericles
alcibades
socrates pupil, wanted to execute generals and invade city
nicias
general of athenians, sent to sicily,
lunar eclipse
nicias saw this and thought it was a sign of hope, lost 50000 men.
sicilian expedition
city state in syracuse, athens wanted to invade
critias
undemocrat leader of 30 tyrants
phillip II
king of macedonia, wants to conquer grecian states and unify them - was assasinated
alexander the great
son of phillip, wanted to unify the world
euripides
author of media, 1st psycologist
dues ex machina
machinery of the gods, concluded as an act of the gods
medea
a witch with powers
jason
son of aeson sent on impossible mission to find golden fleece
argonauts
the men aboard the ship argo
golden fleece
the owner of this had immeasurable power
aeson
should be king, but his brother is
pelias
king of Iolchus, medea made him into stew
creon
king of corinth, frightened of medea
corinth
glauce is princess, jason flees to here
glauce
daughter of creon, jason wants to marry her
aegeus
from athens, goes to oracle because he cant have children
iolchus
aeson should be ruling but pelias is
colchis
aeetes is king, medeas father. medea is from here as is the golden fleece.
helios
sun god
tutor
shows division between men and women
nurse
tries to persuade medea not to murder kids
what items does jason go to iolchus to acquire
golden fleece
how does medea give jason enough time to escape
she kills her own brother
why does creon say that he is exiling medea
cause she is a witch, is powerful, and unfaithful to her family
how much time did she ask for
one day
why does aegeus go to the oracle
because he cant have kids
what does medea as of aegeus
a place to stay in athens
agrees but on what condition
that she has to get there on her own
who delivers the dress
the kids
what reason does jason give medea as to why he wants glauce
she is attractive, popular, better the family name by marrying a princess
who does medea send to retrieve jason from the palace
so that she may apologize
when glauce puts on dress what happens
it burns through her