The Persians by Aeschylus

Cyprus : The Persians by Aeschylus

THOC presents the ancient Greek play "The Persians" by Aeschylus, directed by Aris Biniaris, with the actors Kariofilia Karabeti, Nikos Psaras, Antonis Myriagos and Charis Charalambous.

The Persians is an ancient Greek tragedy written during the Classical period of Ancient Greece by the Greek tragedian Aeschylus. It is the second and only surviving part of a now otherwise lost trilogy that won the first prize at the dramatic competitions in Athens’ City Dionysia festival in 472 BCE, with Pericles serving as choregos.

In The Persians, Xerxes invites the gods' enmity for his hubristic expedition against Greece in 480/79 BCE; the focus of the drama is the defeat of Xerxes' navy at Salamis. Given Aeschylus’ propensity for writing connected trilogies, the theme of divine retribution may connect the three. Aeschylus himself had fought the Persians at Marathon (490 BC). He may even have fought at Salamis, just eight years before the play was performed.

The performance on the 22nd of July will have English and Turkish subtitles.

(in Greek)

When

From: Friday, July 21st, 2017
Until: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
Time: Starts at 21:00

Where

Episkopi, Limassol Cyprus

Cost

€17 / €8

Contact

THOC
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Phone: 77772717

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