The Persians (472 BC) is both the oldest extant ancient drama and a historical document about the most significant armed conflict during the second Persian invasion of Greece: the Battle of Salamis.
Aeschylus’ tragedy focuses on one of the most pivotal battles in human history, in which the dramatist personally fought.
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The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is regarded as the best-preserved ancient theatre in Greece, famous for its perfect acoustics. Constructed in the late 4th century BC, it has a capacity of more than 12,000 spectators.
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