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By Thalia Papadopoulou

ISBN-10: 0715639137

ISBN-13: 9780715639139

Aeschylus' 'Suppliants' dramatises the parable of the fifty daughters of Danaos, who flee Egypt and are available to Argos as suppliants, attempting to break out compelled marriage to their Egyptian cousins. It was once lengthy thought of to be the earliest surviving tragedy. Even after the mid-20th century, whilst new proof validated a later date for the play, critics tended to sentence it for its alleged 'archaic' positive factors. therefore it has lengthy been underestimated, even though a cautious exam finds it to be some of the most fascinating tragedies. This better half employs a number of severe ways to set the play in its literary, dramatic, social and old contexts, and likewise deals an intensive exam of the functionality of the tragedy, investigating subject matters similar to degree, motion, tune, music and dance.

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