The suppliants ancient greek hiketides latin supplices also called the suppliant maidens or the suppliant women is a play by aeschylusit was probably first performed sometime after 470 bc as the first play in a tetralogy sometimes referred to as the danaid tetralogy which probably included the lost plays the egyptians also called aigyptioi and the daughters of . Aeschylus was a greek tragedian who flourished in athens in the early c5th bc of the 76 plays he is known to have written only seven survive 1 the persians 2 seven against thebes 3 suppliant women 4 6 the oresteia trilogy agamemnon libation bearers or choephori and the eumenides 7 prometheus bound the last of these however . The suppliants gr hiketides lat supplices is a tragedy by the ancient greek playwright aeschylusit is sometimes known as the suppliant women or the suppliant maidensalong with his the persians it is one of the western worlds oldest extant dramasthe myth of danaus and his fifty daughters on which the story is based is essentially a foundation . Suppliant women also called suppliants or suppliant maidens was part of a series of four plays the other three have been lost the plays were based on the famous story of the daughters of danaus who sailed from egypt seeking refuge in greece. Royal exchange theatre actors touring company and royal lyceum theatre edinburgh present the suppliant women the guardian the times the stage the scotsman whats on stage
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