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Theatre of Bacchus Dionysus--Where Æschylus brought out his play representing the defeat of the Persians led by Ahasuerus, eight years after the Battle of Salamis
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Theatre of Bacchus Dionysus--Where Æschylus brought out his play representing the defeat of the Persians led by Ahasuerus, eight years after the Battle of Salamis
Title:
Theatre of Bacchus Dionysus--Where Æschylus brought out his play representing the defeat of the Persians led by Ahasuerus, eight years after the Battle of Salamis [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Theatre Of Bacchus
Theatre Of Dionysus
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 17 cm ( 10 x 6.75 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Esther, ii:1.)--'After these things, when the wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased, he remembered Vashti, and what she had done and what had been decreed against her.' The theatre of Bacchus Dionysus is called the cradle of the dramatic art of Greece. Here is where the masterpieces of Æschylus, Sophocles, Euripedes and Aristophanes were first brought before the Greeks. This theatre was frequently altered during its history, but when we see the above view we may know that we are looking at the very spot where the theatre always stood. Æschylus whose plays were acted here, fought against the Persian army led by Ahasuerus in the battle of Salamis. Eight years after this battle, his play, the 'Persians,' was performed in the theatre of Dionysus at Athens. The foundations of two sanctuaries of Dionysus have been excavated here, one of them dating from the time of the Persian wars. To the north and rising directly above this theatre is the Acropolis, and if one could have been standing on the top of the Acropolis when the battle of Salamis was fought he would have had a view of this decisive conflict between the Greeks and the Persians." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi."
Stage at the Theatre of Dionysus
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5616 LVii342CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries