Persian Defeat

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The Persians - Summary
... The Persians takes place in Susa, Iran, which at the time was one of the capitals of the Persian Empire, and opens with a chorus of old men of Susa, who are soon ... He tells of the Persian defeat, the names of the Persian generals who have been killed, and that Xerxes had escaped and is returning ... On learning of the Persian defeat, Darius condemns the hubris behind his son’s decision to invade Greece ...

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    The daily arguments over putting away the toys or practicing the piano defeat us so easily. We see them coming yet they frustrate us time and time again. In many cases, we are mothers and fathers who have managed budgets and unruly bosses and done difficult jobs well through sheer tenacity and dogged preparation. So why are we unable to persuade someone three feet tall to step into six inches of water at bathtime?
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