(v) "Praya is undertaken by a suppliant
, but it is accompanied
plays, for instance, it was expected that one eisodos led "out" (abroad), and one led "in" (to the protecting city); one in the direction of danger, the other of safety".
No verso 97, Teseu tambem identifica os mantos nao-festivos das ancias e aponta para o carater transgressor da manifestacao coral diante de um ambiente inapropriado para tal, podendo trazer serias consequencias para a cidade de Atenas, pois Teseu sugere "[...] that Demeter might be offended by a suppliant
branch in her temple at the time of the Eleusinia, and so might any sacrifice be ruined by the ill-omened word or deed" (SMITH, 1967, p.
Tzanetou frequently considers the plays with comparison to the funeral oration, an Athenian panegyric genre that includes suppliant
narratives within the framework of hegemonic discourse.
For Benjamin, anthropological shifts have political and artistic consequences, and one can recall Schmitt's disgust with the way in which "Les Suppliants
Paralleles" appears to aestheticize the horror of Bloody Sunday, as Peguy juxtaposes Oedipus with the demonstrators in Saint Petersburg.
Orestes holds in one hand a pious suppliants
branch, in the other a bloody sword.
The citizens have become suppliants
to the monuments of the gods, asking for mercy ("Why sit ye here as suppliants
, in your hands branches of olive filleted with wool?," lines 2-3; "the common folk, with wreathed boughs crowd our two market-places, or before both shrines of Pallas congregate, or where Ismenus gives his oracles by fire," lines 19-21) (2,3).
An issue there is that many of the players are young teens that work with "buscones" who may tell players to take certain suppliants
. Some may also do so willingly as getting a big league contract -- even at the league minimum -- can take care of a player and his entire family for life.
Throughout history and around the world, suppliants
have groveled to potentates for the most basic of rights and common decency.
It is most often used of suppliants
before a God or a god-like King.
In "Violence and Vulnerability in Aeschylus' Suppliants
," Sara Brill attempts to show how, "in his Suppliants
, Aeschylus' construction of the act of supplication contributes to the inquiry into the foundations of authority and the ever-shifting bases of power and vulnerability that this tragedy provides."
Later, he says, "Suppliants
, spurred on by their synaptic structure, by the very neurological makeup of their mind-brains, act out their infantile wish.