The term "barbarian" is Greek in origin. The Greeks used it for any races that were not of a Greek origin, especially those that were very different from themselves. Because most of these "barbarians" regularly assaulted Greek cities, the term gradually evolved into a rude insult, a person who was a sub-human, uncivilized, and regularly practiced the most vile and inhuman acts imaginable. It is obvious that a barbarian was not considered as a member
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and desire for a power. As mentioned earlier, Medea’s ideas were not valid in the Greek society, and so "Barbaric" lessons are learned and tables are turned when she murders her own children as revenge. Yeah, and you almost felt sorry for her for a minute, huh........
Euripedes. Medea. Trans. Rex Warner. The Norton Anthology World Masterpieces. Gen.
ed. Maynard Macket al. 7th ed. Vol.1. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1992. 2 Vols. 739-772.