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 joined by the Queen Mother, Atossa ... 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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