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Medea in Oregon: Maternal Filicide


If recent heartbreaking events in Portland, Oregon haven’t sent those of literary or legal mind to the library or online to refresh your memory of the story of Medea (and other filicide tragedies), then you haven’t been paying attention:

1) Libraries will have multiple versions of the original tale.
2) Online ones include these (a tiny sample):
Greek myth (wikipedia)
Euripides Medea (wikipedia)
MIT Classics
Lord Byron translation
Google Books (medea)

Other articles about maternal filicide: here (search NCJRS: filicide) and here – all the more heartbreaking if you know about Broken Hearts Still Beating.

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