Theater: "The Persians" by Aeschylus, Lakithra 2/8/13

The theatrical group Tsiritsantsoules in cooperation with Traverso, presents the tragedy “The Persians” by Aeschylus in the open theater of Kallithea in Lakirtha, Friday, August 2, 2013 at 9:30pm.

The story:

Xerxes, king of Persia, has campaigned to conquer Greece with a large army from throughout the Persian Empire. At Susa, the elder Persians are waiting news from the campaign for some time and their anxiety culminates when Atossa, mother of Xerxes and queen, sees a bad dream and a rather bad omen. The news arriving a little later, describe the terrible destruction suffered by the navy of the Persians in the naval battle of Salamis and the disorganized flee of the whole army of Persians. The plight of the war caused by human arrogance fall over the empire and the entire country is immersed in grief ...

The Tragedy was written seven years after the victory of the Greeks against the Persians (472 BC), to celebrate the anniversary of the battle of Salamis. Aeschylus is focusing on the tragedy of the Persians rather than the heroic dimension of the Greek victory and without giving any Greek name, unfolds the depth of pain and destruction that war causes to people, giving the project a more universal and timeless reason on issues such as arrogance, hubris and blind paranoia of power and the punishment that fate holds in such "misdeeds".

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