george rommey

George Romney

The Ghost of Darius Appearing to Atossa (c.1778-1779)

This scene of bleak supernatural warning illustrates the Greek dramatist Aeschylus’s play The Persians. The defeated Persians suffer at the hands of the conquering Greeks. The lamenting Chorus is suddenly interrupted by the ghost of the former Persian king, Darius, who rises from the grave to tell his people that they can no longer fight the enemy.