'The suppliants' is the first part of a trilogy, with subject the history of Danaides. Here, the fifty daughters of Danaus, arrive at Argos from Egypt, trying to avoid a marriage with their cousins, the sons of Aegyptus who pursue them. Then, the king of Argos confronts a dilemma: accept the Suppliants, posing in danger the security of its people, or reject them, violating a god's law. 'The Suppliants', essentially, do not have principal roles. The Chorus Of Danaides is the principal role, remaining on stage from the beginning to the end, presenting their tragedy, panic, hopes, fears and finally the pleasure of their salvation.