More War? The Persians at Getty Villa Gives Fair Warning

September 10, 2014 8:32 PM

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More War? The Persians at Getty Villa Gives Fair Warning

Despite the attempts of sane minds to stem the destructiveness of war, its eons-long sway, arising from human greed or grievance, seems to be eternal.

The oldest surviving play in western civilization, Aeschylus' The Persians, clocking in at just shy of 2,500 years, has been trotted out each recent decade as a cautionary tale against hubris whenever the USA goes to war. It relates the disastrous campaign by the superior forces of Persia against th...

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