Compare & Contrast Medea by Euripides

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5th century B.C.: In Greece, humans are considered part of the vast web of life, what was important about any individual is the way in which he or she is like all others and connected to them through society. Thus art, philosophy, and religion sought to explain and represent the whole order of things and not the individual within that order, with fate ultimately in control of human events.

Today: Humans are seen as unique individuals and contemporary art, philosophy, and religion conform to a world view in which the individual is central and responsible.

5th century B.C.: Women in Ancient Greece essentially lived in a separate society from their husbands and fathers, and they held few rights. Women kept quarters and ate apart from men; they seldom went out and never walked in public without a male escort. They did not own property or...

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