Prometheus Bound

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Overview

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.

Scully and Herington accentuate the play's true power, drama, and relevance to modern times.

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Editorial Reviews

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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

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603841900
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 97
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Aeschylus (525 BC–456 BC) was the first of ancient Greece’s major dramatists and one who elevated the art of tragedy to great poetic and theatrical heights. The author of more than ninety plays, including the pervasively read Oedipus and Oresteia trilogies, he is considered the father of Greek tragedy.
 
Joel Agee is a writer and translator. He has received several prizes, including the Berlin Prize of the American Academy in Berlin in 2008 and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize for his translation of Heinrich von Kleist’s verse play Penthesilea. He is the author of two acclaimed memoirs—Twelve Years: An American Boyhood in East Germany and, more recently, In the House of My Fear. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Table of Contents

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    Posted March 21, 2012

    Uh

    Its in greek

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