The suppliants ancient greek hiketides latin supplices also called the suppliant maidens or the suppliant women is a play by aeschylusit was probably first performed sometime after 470 bc as the first play in a tetralogy sometimes referred to as the danaid tetralogy which probably included the lost plays the . Enter a company of maidens who have fled from egypt and just landed on the shores of argos with them is their father chorus may zeus who guards suppliants look graciously upon our company which boarded a ship and put to sea from the outlets of the fine sand of the nile. Aeschylus was a greek tragedian who flourished in athens in the early c5th bc of the 76 plays he is known to have written only seven survive 1 the persians 2 seven against thebes 3 suppliant women 4 6 the oresteia trilogy agamemnon libation bearers or choephori and the eumenides 7 . The suppliants gr hiketides lat supplices is a tragedy by the ancient greek playwright aeschylusit is sometimes known as the suppliant women or the suppliant maidens. The suppliants by aeschylus zeus lord and guard of suppliant hands no woman in all greece such garb doth wear
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