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By Thalia Papadopoulou

Aeschylus' 'Suppliants' dramatises the parable of the fifty daughters of Danaos, who flee Egypt and are available to Argos as suppliants, attempting to break out compelled marriage to their Egyptian cousins. It was once lengthy thought of to be the earliest surviving tragedy. Even after the mid-20th century, whilst new proof demonstrated a later date for the play, critics tended to sentence it for its alleged 'archaic' positive aspects. hence it has lengthy been underestimated, even if a cautious exam finds it to be probably the most interesting tragedies. This better half employs numerous severe ways to set the play in its literary, dramatic, social and ancient contexts, and likewise bargains an intensive exam of the functionality of the tragedy, investigating issues corresponding to degree, motion, track, track and dance.

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