The Persians by Aeschylus

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The Persians is an Athenian tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus. First produced in 472 BCE, it is the oldest surviving play in the history of theatre. It dramatises the Persian response to news of their military defeat at the Battle of Salamis (480 BCE), which was a decisive episode in the Greco–Persian Wars; as such, the play is also notable for being the only extant Greek tragedy that is based on contemporary events.

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  1. - 17th on The 16 Greatest Books of All Time (NYU Local)
  2. - 20th on Pour une Bibliothèque Idéale (Raymond Queneau)
  3. - Great Books of the Western World (Great Books Foundation)
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