The Persians by Aeschylus

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)
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The Complete Aeschylus: Volume II: Persians and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Paperback 917406 $7.75 $2.48 2009
The Persians and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) Paperback 689913 $8.48 $5.13 2010
Persians, Seven against Thebes, and Suppliants (Johns Hopkins New Translations from Antiquity) Paperback 2126030 $22.13 $13.68 2011
Persians and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 604476 $2.99 $6.44 2009
Four Plays Of Aeschylus: The Suppliant Maidens, The Persians, The Seven Against Thebes, The Prometheus Bound (The Plays Of Aeschylus) Paperback 5341392 $9.95 2013
Persians Audible Audiobook 35002 $5.99 2019
Persians Paperback 3945727 $7.99 $8.27 2018
Persians (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Paperback 875716 $6.47 $1.50 1991
The Persians Paperback 3980447 $15.95 $10.02 2006
Persians (Ancient Greek Edition) Paperback 2348528 $22.83 $17.15 1996
Persae (Aeschylus) (English and Greek Edition) Paperback 8664457 $9.95
Persians (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 332701 $9.99 1991
Persians (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Hardcover 2798855 $67.78 $6.94 1981
Four Plays Of Aeschylus... Paperback 5273786 $14.48 $29.82 2012
The Complete Aeschylus: Volume II: Persians and Other Plays: 2 (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 668174 $10.49 2009
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The Persians (American Theatre in Literature Program) Paperback 5969220 $326.17 $4.97 2000
The Persians and Other Plays: The Persians / Prometheus Bound / Seven Against Thebes / The Suppliants (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition 773154 $9.99 2009
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The Persians Hardcover 7913630 $21.46 $44.96 2010
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Persians (Prentice-Hall Greek drama series) Hardcover 5199305 $170.82 $0.64 1970
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The Persians Kindle Edition 640394 $3.99 2012
Persians, Seven against Thebes, and Suppliants (Johns Hopkins New Translations from Antiquity) Kindle Edition 1020807 $15.00 2011
Persians, Seven against Thebes, and Suppliants (Johns Hopkins New Translations from Antiquity) Hardcover 4108551 $31.51 $33.26 2011
The Persians Paperback 314057 $6.63 2016
The Persians: Translation by F L Light Paperback 1801316 $4.49 2012
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Aeschylus Plays: I: The Persians , Prometheus Bound , The Suppliants and Seven Against Thebes (Classical Dramatists) Paperback 1576143 $7.79 $4.94 1991
Aeschylus: Persians (Classical Studies) Paperback 1201802 $17.95 $16.68 1991