The Suppliant Maidens

Product Number: EB00677083
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781625589217
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In the play, the Danaids, the fifty daughters of Danaus, founder of Argos, flee a forced marriage to their cousins in Egypt. They turn to King Pelasgus of Argos for protection, but Pelasgus refuses until the people of Argos weigh in on the decision, a distinctly democratic move on the part of the king. The people decide that the Danaids deserve protection, and they are allowed within the walls of Argos despite Egyptian protests.

Author(s): Aeschylus
Genre: Drama, Classics
Original Publish Date: Mar 26, 2013

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