Jason from Medea by Euripides

    Jason from Medea by Euripides

    Classical Greek -Men

    Jason: (second episode)

    So……..this is not the first time
    I have seen irrevocable damage done by a barbarous rage.
    You could have stayed here, in this land, in this house
    Had you submitted quietly to your ruler’s plans.
    Instead you ranted like a lunatic…so now you are banished.
    To me your tirade means not a thing:
    Go on declaiming what a monster Jason is.
    But when it comes to royalty, the princess and the king,
    Count yourself lucky to only be banished.
    I have tried continuously to calm things down;
    For I should like you to remain. But you, madam,
    Obstinate in folly, have reviled our royalty,
    And so you are banished.
    Yet, in spite of everything, I come, Medea,
    Patient to the last with someone I am fond of,
    To do what I can to help.
    You and the children need not leave the country penniless
    And impoverished for…exile drags with it a chain of troubles.
    And hate me though you may,
    I cannot bring myself to wish you harm.