translated by Kenneth McLeish and Frederic Raphael
Suppliants tells the story of the Danaids, the fifty daughters of Danaus, who seemed destined for a dynastic marriage to their cousins, the fifty sons of Danaus's brother Aegyptus. However, when warned by the gods that his brother plans to murder him and his daughters, Danaus flees with the Danaids to Argos, where he is taken in by the King of Argos.
Aegyptus challenges the people of Argos to give up their refugees, but the King and his people refuse, allowing the Danaids sanctuary.
Possibly part of a tetralogy based on the myth of the Danaids, Suppliants is translated and introduced by Frederic Raphael and Kenneth McLeish.