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The Persians

by Aeschylus

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Written in 472 BC for the Dionysian festival by classical Athenian tragedian Aeschylus.  This play is the only surviving piece of four grouped plays; a trilogy and an accompanying Saytr play.  The Persians is book two.  Book one, called Phineus, detailed the life and rescue of that mythological king.  We know nothing of book three other than it was called Glaucus.  The Saytr play was called Prometheus the Fire-Kindler, and was of that titan's story.

By this, we can see a running theme throughout the four plays concerning challenging the will of the gods.

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