"...hoc ego si patiar, tum me de tigride natam, tum ferrum et scopulos gestare in corde fatebor! cur non et specto pereuntem oculosque videndo conscelero? cur non tauros exhortor in illum 35 terrigenasque feros insopitumque draconem? di meliora velint! quamquam non ista precanda, sed facienda mihi.—prodamne ego regna parentis, atque ope nescio quis servabitur advena nostra, ut per me sospes sine me det lintea ventis 40 virque sit alterius, poenae Medea relinquar? si facere hoc aliamve potest praeponere nobis, occidat ingratus! sed non is vultus in illo, non ea nobilitas animo est, ea gratia formae, ut timeam fraudem meritique oblivia nostri. 45 et dabit ante fidem, cogamque in foedera testes esse deos. quid tuta times? accingere et omnem pelle moram: tibi se semper debebit Iason, te face sollemni iunget sibi perque Pelasgas servatrix urbes matrum celebrabere turba. 50 ergo ego germanam fratremque patremque deosque et natale solum ventis ablata relinquam? nempe pater saevus, nempe est mea barbara tellus, frater adhuc infans; stant mecum vota sororis, maximus intra me deus est! non magna relinquam, 55 magna sequar: titulum servatae pubis Achivae notitiamque soli melioris et oppida, quorum hic quoque fama viget, cultusque artesque locorum, quemque ego cum rebus, quas totus possidet orbis, Aesoniden mutasse velim, quo coniuge felix 60 et dis cara ferar et vertice sidera tangam. quid, quod nescio qui mediis concurrere in undis dicuntur montes ratibusque inimica Charybdis nunc sorbere fretum, nunc reddere, cinctaque saevis Scylla rapax canibus Siculo latrare profundo? 65 nempe tenens, quod amo, gremioque in Iasonis haerens per freta longa ferar; nihil illum amplexa verebor aut, siquid metuam, metuam de coniuge solo.-- coniugiumne putas speciosaque nomina culpae inponis, Medea, tuae?—quin adspice, quantum 70 adgrediare nefas, et, dum licet, effuge crimen!" dixit, et ante oculos rectum pietasque pudorque constiterant, et victa dabat iam terga Cupido.
“...If I let this happen, will admit I am born from Tigriss, Will admit I am Iron in herat, stone in heart! Why will my eyes not see him dishonorably dying? Why can I not encourage the bulls into this? And the savages born from earth, and the wakeful dragon? God wish to me noble grace! Although will not be begging, But will be making.—it is not that I will put forth obeying power, As well as not knowing our foreigner to whom we watch over, Might he sail off in the winds without me 40 And offer to another woman, might leave behind Medea? If he can make this; place in power another woman above me, Let the ungrateful be killed! But not.his face is not made known, his spirit a gracious form, Lest I ever fear he cheat me or my deeds. 45 And he will give before faith, and the gods will be witness as I shall compel them. You are protected, why fear? Surround, make no delay: Jason will owe to you, always, himself, He will join him to you in marriage and through all of Pelasgas Women all proclaim of your protectress to him. 50 Therefor my having been carried sisters, brothers, father, gods,and origins, I will be leaving behind? My father truly savage, my earth truly foreign, My brother a child thus far; the vow of my sisters stands with me, The greatest god is within me! Great things shan't be left, 55 But are followed: A having been protected title, and knowledge of better soil And town who’s rumors of fame thrive even here, Civilization, skill, With anything I, whom seizes the whole territory, for Jason to have changed his wishes, who as his wife I 60 Will be dear to the heavens and my vortex will strike the stars. Yet, what I don't know is the hostility in the midst in waves And the having been said mountains and Charybdis, hostile to all ships First to drink seawater, now to return spit it up, and fierce Scylla surrounded With barking dogs in Sicilian depths.? 65 Truly comprehending, who I love, clinging to the bosom of Jason I will be carried through the boundless sea; having surrounded this I fear nothing or, if who, might I fear about my spouse.-- Is it not that my mate has imposed a pure and beautiful name Faultily, Medea, of you?—why not look, how great 70 The approach of sin, and, while it is allowed, flee accusation!” She said, and before her eye virtue and responsibility and decency Had stopped, at this time was giving and had been conquering back passion.