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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 get away pressured marriage to their Egyptian cousins. It used to be lengthy thought of to be the earliest surviving tragedy. Even after the mid-20th century, while new facts verified a later date for the play, critics tended to sentence it for its alleged 'archaic' good points. for this reason it has lengthy been underestimated, even supposing a cautious exam finds it to be essentially the most intriguing tragedies. This spouse employs numerous serious techniques to set the play in its literary, dramatic, social and old contexts, and likewise deals an intensive exam of the functionality of the tragedy, investigating issues corresponding to degree, motion, tune, tune and dance.

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