The Suppliant Woman

of Aeschylus

1. How are the land and the people of Egypt described in the play?

2. Describe the physical appearance of the Danaid women.

3. What is the relationship between Zeus and these women?

4. How does their relationship with Zeus help them in their moment of crisis?

5. What is the significance of the name of Pelasgus, the king of Argos?

6. In what ways do the Greeks (Argives) consider themselves different from the Danaids and Egyptians?