Aeschylus (525-456 BC) introduced a brand new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, elevating it to the prestige of excessive paintings. The Persians, the one Greek tragedy to house occasions from contemporary Athenian heritage, depicts the ultimate defeat of Persia within the conflict of Salamis, in the course of the eyes of the Persian court docket of King Xerxes, changing into a sad lesson in tyranny. In Prometheus Bound, the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished via Zeus for bold to enhance the kingdom of wretchedness and servitude during which mankind is stored. Seven opposed to Thebes exhibits the inexorable downfall of the final participants of the cursed relations of Oedipus, whereas The Suppliants relates the pursuit of the fifty daughters of Danaus through the fifty sons of Aegyptus, and their ultimate rescue via a heroic king.
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