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ISBN: 9781908343789

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Aeschylus: Suppliant Women

A. J. Bowen

Liverpool University Press

Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

Aeschylus' Suppliant Women begins with a procession of girls, dressed in foreign costume and carrying boughs - tokens of supplication - arriving in Argos. Fugitives from Egypt they are in flight from their cousins, the sons of Aegyptus, who want them as wives and they seek asylum from King Pelasgus.