The Suppliants by Aeschylus

"The Suppliants" is a classic Greek drama that revolves around a group of fifty women who flee from Egypt to avoid marrying their cousins, seeking asylum in the city of Argos. The King of Argos is torn between offering them protection or facing the wrath of the Egyptians. The play explores themes of democracy, law, and the struggle between the sexes. The drama ends on a cliffhanger, with the Egyptian suitors arriving to reclaim the women and threatening war.

The 847th greatest book of all time


Published
-463
Nationality
Greek
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
12,000
Original Language
Ancient Greek

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