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  • Published 2004

The Great Medic War: A Study of the Reception of Aeschylus’s Persae in France under the Third Republic

@inproceedings{Corbier2004TheGM,
  title={The Great Medic War: A Study of the Reception of Aeschylus’s Persae in France under the Third Republic},
  author={Christophe Corbier},
  year={2004}
}
At the end of the nineteenth century and during the first part of the twentieth century, French artists, writers and critics were exceptionally attracted by Aeschylus’ tragedy Persae, at a time when the influence of Hellenism widened in the arts and science. In the second part of the nineteenth century, Aeschylus was admired by artists, and was generally considered as the most important of the three Greek tragic poets. This is one of the reasons why Persae created great interest in France… CONTINUE READING