The Persians by Aeschylus

"The Persians" is an ancient Greek tragedy that tells the story of the Persian King Xerxes and his failed invasion of Greece. The narrative focuses on the aftermath of the Battle of Salamis, depicting the mourning of Xerxes' mother and the ghost of his father Darius, who prophesied the fall of the Persian Empire. It serves as a critique of the arrogance and hubris of Xerxes and a celebration of Greek victory, while also exploring themes of war, loss, and the consequences of ambition.

The 741st greatest book of all time


Published
-471
Nationality
Greek
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
11,000
Original Language
Ancient Greek

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