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General Editor's Foreword vii Editor's Preface ix Introduction 1 1. Plot, themes and motifs 1 2. Politics and character 5 3a. King Theseus and democratic Athens 8 3b. Theseus, Herakles and Kimon 11 4. Athenian funeral encomia and Adrastos' oration 14 5. The play's geography 17 5a. Eleusis 17 5b. Thebes 20 5c. Argos 22 6. The nyth and its reception 23 7. Date - 26 8. The text and translation 30 Bibliography and Abbreviations for Suppliant Women 33 Map: The Greece of the play 36 Suppliant Women 37 Commentary 143 Appendix: 241 The Argive Women and Athenian mourning legislation General Bibliography for Euripides 245