The Suppliants by Aeschylus
The Suppliants (Greek: Ικέτιδες / Hiketides; also translated as "The Suppliant Maidens") is a play by Aeschylus. It was probably first performed sometime after 470 BC as the first play in a trilogy which probably included the lost plays The Egyptians and The Daughters of Danaus. It was long thought to be the earliest surviving play by Aeschylus due to the relatively anachronistic function of the chorus as the protagonist of the drama. However, evidence discovered in the mid-20th century places it after The Persians as Aeschylus's second extant play.
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- - 17th on The 16 Greatest Books of All Time (NYU Local)
- - 20th on Pour une Bibliothèque Idéale (Raymond Queneau)
- - Great Books of the Western World (Great Books Foundation)
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