Persians is a drama that comes with a long tradition of translations, adaptations and reworkings. As the oldest surviving verse play in the Western Cannon, its palimpsestuous history can make it a particularly daunting text (or, more accurately, collection of texts) for any translator to approach. Aeschylus’ drama of war and its aftermath also serves […]
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