The Suppliant Maidens

The Suppliant Maidens

In the play, the Danaids, the fifty daughters of Danaus, founder of Argos, flee a forced marriage to their cousins in Egypt. They turn to King Pelasgus of Argos for protection, but Pelasgus refuses until the people of Argos weigh in on the decision, a distinctly democratic move on the part of the king. The people decide that the Danaids deserve protection, and they are allowed within the walls of Argos despite Egyptian protests.

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Publisher: Start Publishing LLC (March 26, 2013)

Collection: Start Publishing LLC

Parent ISBN: 9781625589217

Page count: 40 pages

File size: 182 KB

Language: English