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Persians, the (-472) [Play]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The Persians, Aeschylus' earliest surviving tragedy, holds a fascination both for readers of Greek drama and Greek history. Not only is it the earliest existing play in the Western tradition, it is drawn directly from the playwright's own experiences at the battle of Salamis, making it the only account of the Persian Wars composed by an eyewitness. And as pure tragedy, it is a masterpiece. Aeschylus tells the story of the war from the Persian point of view, and his pride in the great victory of Greeks is tempered with a real compassion for Xerxes and his vanquished nation.

Original title: oι Περσαι [hoi Persai]
Original languages: Ancient Greek

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Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekTragedy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Prometheus Bound and Other Plays (1961) [Collection]
      Author: Aeschylus

Edition #1: The Persians

The Persians (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Potter)
Translated by: Robert Potter
Edited by: William-Alan Landes
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Manifested in:
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The Persians (1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Studio City, CA
Publisher: Players Press
ISBN: 0887347797
Pages: 32

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Edition #2: The Persians

The Persians (1981)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

Based on the conviction that only translator who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals.

Language: English

Edition: Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Translated by: Janet Lembke C. John Herington
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Manifested in:

Persians, the (1991)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195070089
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 144

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Edition #3: The Persians

The Persians (1939)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Murray)
Translated by: Gilbert Murray
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