Prometheus Bound

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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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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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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: 9780195061659
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/28/1990
  • Series: Greek Tragedy in New Translations Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 536,040
  • Lexile: 1170L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.38 (h) x 0.29 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2000

    The Altruistic Rebel

    This is the best play I have ever read, and I have read many, and even written a few. The Greek gods/goddesses were barbaric, and it is ironic that Prometheus, who created man and stole fire for him preceded these unjust tyrants, as tradition indicated that with succeeding generations, the gods became more civilized. Hephaestus regretted his orders to chain Prometheus and drive a through his heart to the rock, but performed the instructions of Zeus anyway. Prometheus provides, here, a clear indication of Christian values, and one wonders if the Muslim/Christian/Jewish God might use Prometheus as an alias.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Coal

    "Okay soren let try this again. LET THE PILKLES COME!" He said flying up into the air

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Angel

    "Well it was nice meeting you." Then flies to res 17

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    Cedar

    Could I get a job here?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Soren

    Walks in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Coal((sry for the title miis hap))

    :P

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Person

    O: Oh, fu<\>ck no.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Yin and Yang 2

    Meant to just say Soren))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Haunted*

    She whispered*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Yin

    She looks up from her book. "Talkin' to me?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Eve

    She frowns, and says, "oohkay... sorry if i offended you..." she skipped over to Haunted, her Ginger tail flicking back and forth. She said, "hi! Im Eve!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    To Yin, Yang, Haunted, and anyone else from "Adam and Eve"

    I am SOOOOOOO SORRY!!!!! Ive been on vacation for the last 2 weeks with my best friend, and it appears my little brother took my nook! -_- he does some rping but not a lot, but im sorry he created so much drama!!! - Kristin T.T

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Unlnown

    She curled up, yawning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Zero

    The name's Zero...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Zero

    *She glitches some random guy's gameboy.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Isis

    He shadiw travled around

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Isis and Oasis

    Isis: walked oit of his room watching

    Oasis: she closed her eyes to medetate

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Coal

    Winces. "What's your promblem?" He said setting the bag down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Alien to Sev/Mythic

    Someone's at ur room

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Connor

    He trailed down an out onto the deck, humming

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