Notes:

26. Medea's revenge on Jason and his new wife Glauce, the daughter of Creon, king of Corinth, the Greek city where Euripides's play is set: "I have a cunning plan to kill the princess. I shall send them [Medea's children] with gifts to offer to the bride . . . a dainty robe and a headdress of beaten gold. If she takes the finery and puts it on her, she will die in agony. She and anyone who touches her. So deadly are the poisons in which I shall steep my gifts." (Euripides, Medea, trans. Moses Hadas and John McLean [New York: Bantam Books, 1960], pp. 49-50) In alternate translations, Glauce is engulfed in flames when she dons Medea's crown and robe.