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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 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' gains. therefore it has lengthy been underestimated, even though a cautious exam finds it to be essentially the most interesting tragedies. This spouse employs quite a few severe ways 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 themes comparable to degree, motion, track, track and dance.

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