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Suppliant Women, the (c.-423) [Play]
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Summary (From the publisher):

A group of Argive women has come to Eleusis to ask King Theseus and his city of Athens to bring about the burial of their sons who are being denied it by their Theban conquerors. Theseus is confronted with a challenge which at first he declines to take up, but then does so magnificently. The range of the play's debate is astonishing. It contains one of the Ur-texts of political theory. It explores social and religious themes. It deals with the concept of a just war, with the family, and with the role and behaviour of women. Above all it sets before us the education of Theseus, showing us movingly how this great hero is transformed into a great man.

Original title: [Latin: Supplices]
Original languages: Ancient Greek

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Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekTragedy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Electra and Other Plays (1998) [Collection]
      Author: Euripides

Edition #1: The Suppliant Women

The Suppliant Women (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Mueller)
Translated by: Carl R. Mueller
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The Suppliant Women (2006)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Smith & Kraus
ISBN: 1575255405

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Edition #2: Suppliant Women

Suppliant Women (1995)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

Based on the conviction that only translators 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. The series seeks to recover the entire extant corpus of Greek tragedy, quite as though the ancient tragedians wrote in the English of our own time.

Language: English

Edition: Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Translated by: Rosanna Warren Stephen Scully
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Manifested in:

Suppliant Women (1995)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019504553X
Pages: 96

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