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Ancient Greece (Magill’s choice) by Thomas J. Sienkewicz

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E. slave of Iadmon of Samos. Tradition tells of his travels to Lydia, to meet Solon at the court of Croesus, and to Periander in Corinth. While visiting Athens, to keep its citizens from deposing Pisistratus, legend has him recounting to them the fable of the frogs who asked for a king. Phaedrus, a Macedonian freedman of Augustus, translated the fables in 19 Aesop five volumes of Latin verse. Babrius versified them two centuries later, and Planudes Maximus, a learned thirteenth century Byzantine monk, compiled a collection in prose, prefaced by his account of Aesop’s life.

His powers needed greater scope than a single play provided. Therefore he usually presented true trilogies, three plays based on the same myth. The seven of his plays that have been preserved give a good view of his development as a dramatist and the range of his imagination. Hiketides (c. ; The Suppliants, 1777) tells the story of the fifty daughters of Danaus who flee with their father from the land of the Nile to Argos, home of their ancestor, Io, to escape unwanted marriage with their fifty cousins, the sons of Danaus’s brother, Aegyptus.

E. Although the league survived, its importance and influence withered. , Aetolia was depopulated. Further Reading Cartledge, Paul, and Antony Spawforth. Hellenistic and Roman Sparta: A Tale of Two Cities. 2d ed. London: Routledge, 2002. 21 Aetolian League Larsen, J. A. O. Greek Federal States. London: Oxford University Press, 1968. Scholten, Joseph B. E. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. Denvy A. Bowman See also: Antiochus the Great; Classical Greece; Delphi; Hellenistic Greece; Philip V.

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