The play Medea was written by Euripides and first of all played in 431 BC. Euripides was born in Salamis. His dad was reported to be a tradesman and his mother worked with herbal remedies. When he was little supposedly an oracle predicted that he would be considered a "child of victories" thus he was trained in sports however the victories he was supposed to achieve were not in athletics but within the field of books. In his literary works he slightly shows some sympathy to all members..