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by Aeschylus
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Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it 4 years ago
I think people are terrified of letting this play just stand on its own, and have consequently introduced and end-noted the poor thing half to death, which is interesting for extra context, but it really does stand very well on its own. This is a very fine translation, and really gets across the dra...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
This is actually quite an unusual Greek play in that it does not deal with a mythological event. Granted Aristophanes deals with historical events, but he wrote comedy as opposed to tragedy (and I have explained elsewhere what is meant by Greek Tragedy). Excluding Aristophanes, The Persians is the o...
janeg
janeg rated it 8 years ago
Xerxes should have read the art of war.
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