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The Suppliant Maidens
     

The Suppliant Maidens

by Aeschylus
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625589217
Publisher:
Start Publishing LLC
Publication date:
03/26/2013
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
40
File size:
192 KB

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