The libation bearers is a play by aeschylus that was first performed in 458 bc. A short summary of aeschyluss the libation bearers this free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of the libation bearers. Aeschylus was a greek tragedian who flourished in athens in the early c5th bc of the 76 plays he is known to have written only seven survive 1 the persians 2 seven against thebes 3 suppliant women 4 6 the oresteia trilogy agamemnon libation bearers or choephori and the eumenides 7 prometheus bound the last of these however . The play libation bearers was written by one of the greatest of all greek tragedians aeschylus c 525 455 bce winning first prize at the dionysia competition in 458 bce libation bearers was the second play in the trilogy the oresteia the remaining two tragedies were agamemnon and eumenides as was common in many of the competitions there was also a satyr play the lost proteus
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