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Persians

Aeschylus (c. 525/524-456/455 BC)

1. Part 1
2. Part 2

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    Summary

    This is one of the few Greek tragedies that deals with historical events rather than mythological ones. The elders of the Persian court await new of the outcome of the Battle of Salamis, and mourn when they find that their king, Xerxes, has lost to the Greeks.