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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 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, whilst new facts confirmed a later date for the play, critics tended to sentence it for its alleged 'archaic' positive factors. consequently it has lengthy been underestimated, even if a cautious exam finds it to be probably the most fascinating tragedies. This spouse employs a number of serious ways to set the play in its literary, dramatic, social and historic contexts, and in addition bargains a radical exam of the functionality of the tragedy, investigating themes corresponding to level, motion, track, track and dance.

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