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By Aeschylus

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Book Id: WPLBN0002171497
Format Type: PDF (eBook)
File Size: 176.48 kb
Reproduction Date: 11/2/2012

Title: Persians  
Author: Aeschylus
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Fine Arts, Classics
Collections: Poetry, Authors Community, Military Science, Fine Arts, Literature, Naval Science, Social Sciences, History
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Publisher: A. S. Kline
Member Page: Tony Kline


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First produced in 472 BC, 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 BC), 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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