Persians Athens Festival
The Persians by Aeschylus. Photograph: courtesy of AEF/M.Anastasiadou

THE PERSIANS by Aeschylus – Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

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Where: Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus
When: 24, 25 & 26 July 2020
Why Go: See one of the oldest ancient Greek tragedies

This presentation of The Persians by Aeschylus forms part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival programme for 2020 and will be performed at the magnificent Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.

The Persians (472 BC) is both the oldest extant ancient drama and a historical document about the most significant armed conflict during the second Persian invasion of Greece: the Battle of Salamis.

Persians Athens Epidaurus Festival

The Persians by Aeschylus. Photograph: courtesy of AEF/M.Anastasiadou

Aeschylus’ tragedy focuses on one of the most pivotal battles in human history, in which the dramatist personally fought.

Why Athens Tip: The performance will be performed in Greek with English subtitles.

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THE VENUE

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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