Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound

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by Aeschylus
     
 

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One of the greatest of the classical Greek dramas, based on the Greek legend of the Titan demi-god who, against the will of Zeus, stole fire from the gods for the benefit of man. His terrible punishment by Zeus, and his continuing defiance of Zeus in the face of that punishment, remain universal symbols of man's vulnerability in any struggle with the gods. Reprinted…  See more details below

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One of the greatest of the classical Greek dramas, based on the Greek legend of the Titan demi-god who, against the will of Zeus, stole fire from the gods for the benefit of man. His terrible punishment by Zeus, and his continuing defiance of Zeus in the face of that punishment, remain universal symbols of man's vulnerability in any struggle with the gods. Reprinted from a standard translation.

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“Prometheus’s rebellion is the rebellion of life against inertia, of mercy and love against tyranny, of humanity against cruelty and arbitrary violence.” —Thomas Merton

“Joel Agee has found exciting ways to vivify the speeches with apparently scrupulous fidelity to sound. In this English, the poetry slashes like modern verse and the direct address boasts a blunt immediacy that exhorts us to consider our own issues with the State, with individualism and obedience, with the larger consequences of war and despoilment. It blows away the dated rhetoric of such predecessors as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Lowell.” —Myron Meisel, The Hollywood Reporter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781162681047
Publisher:
Kessinger Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/10/2010
Pages:
52
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.11(d)

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Seth L. Schein
“This is the best Prometheus Bound in English. Deborah Roberts’ translation is accurate, readable, and true to the original in idiom, imagery, and the combination of a high style with occasional colloquialism. The informative notes and perceptive Introduction will help readers to experience the play with heightened pleasure and understanding. ”
—Seth L. Schein, Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California, Davis

Rachel Hadas
”This is an outstandingly useful edition of Prometheus Bound. The translation is both faithful and graceful, and the introduction to this difficult play is a model of clarity, intelligence, and a profound familiarity with the workings of Greek myth, Greek literature, and literature in general. ”
—Rachel Hadas, Department of English, Rutgers University

Meet the Author

James Scully is Professor of English at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of several volumes of poetry, including The Marches, and winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize.
C. John Herington is Professor of Classics and Talcott Professor of Greek at Yale University. He is the author of several books, including Poetry into Drama and Aeschylus.

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Prometheus Bound 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its in greek
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To Yang <p> Yeah this will probably go over into the title... Well friend my dad broke my nook... Thus meaning I can't rp from my nook...although when I'm a school I can check in and etc. because I set up my own b&amp;n account and my school has free wifi :D.....until then I won't be on much...... ~|~ Julia/Rose</p>
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She threw herself on her bed and tucked her self in hugging a pillow she slowly drifted to sleep
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