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.[1] 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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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Suppliants Paperback 10722113 $8.73 $8.72 2004
Aeschylus: The Suppliants Hardcover 1758287 $47.50 $91.16 1980
Aeschylus: The Suppliants (The Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation) Paperback 6673372 $3.50 $1.89 1991
The Suppliants (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Hardcover 3647371 $22.50 $2.00 1975
Suppliant Women Kindle Edition 432694 $3.99 2013
The Suppliants [Annotated] (With Active Table of Contents) Kindle Edition 1664665 $0.99 2011
The Suppliant Women Paperback 785615 $9.16 2017
The Suppliant Women of Aeschylus Hardcover 18621362 $5.00
The Suppliants (Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation) Hardcover 11686194 $8.28 $2.89
Suppliants & Other Dramas (Everyman Library) Paperback 5634202 $44.26 $0.01 1996
Four Plays Of Aeschylus: The Suppliant Maidens, The Persians, The Seven Against Thebes, The Prometheus Bound Paperback 9441901 $15.81 $54.58 2004
Aeschylus: Suppliant Women (Aris and Phillips Classical Texts) Paperback 2037714 $26.90 $26.49 2013
Aeschylus, 2 : The Persians, Seven Against Thebes, the Suppliants, Prometheus Bound (Penn Greek Drama Series) Hardcover 4479600 $118.36 $18.13 1998
The Suppliants: Translated by F L Light Audible Audio Edition 68452 $6.08 2014