Prometheus Bound [NOOK Book]

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For readers accustomed to the relatively undramatic standard translations of Prometheus Bound, this version by James Scully, a poet and winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize, and C. John Herington, one of the world's foremost Aeschylean scholars, will come as a revelation. Scully and Herington accentuate the play's true power, drama, and relevance to modern times. Aeschylus originally wrote Prometheus Bound as part of a tragic trilogy, and this translation is unique in including the...
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Overview

For readers accustomed to the relatively undramatic standard translations of Prometheus Bound, this version by James Scully, a poet and winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize, and C. John Herington, one of the world's foremost Aeschylean scholars, will come as a revelation. Scully and Herington accentuate the play's true power, drama, and relevance to modern times. Aeschylus originally wrote Prometheus Bound as part of a tragic trilogy, and this translation is unique in including the extant fragments of the companion plays.

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: 9780199840465
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/26/1975
  • Series: Greek Tragedy in New Translations
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,215,234
  • File size: 2 MB

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 August 24, 2014

    To Yang

    Yeah this will probably go over into the title... We

    To Yang
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    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Haunted

    Hi. I'll be back tomorrow. Sometime after church and my friend's house yet again T-T sorry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Bree//Haunted Whatever

    T-T My mom shut off the wifi. I'm doing this from my friend's phone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    Angel

    Gets up and flies on to a tree branch.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Raven

    Uh hi...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    delilah

    Readsssss

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Asher

    Whatsbwrong

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Seth

    Walks in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Jonathan

    Sits, and thinks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Yin

    She enters gloomily....

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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 26, 2014

    Soren

    Looks around

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Coal to haunted

    Im joining yang and yin at yori... i guess it would be fun if we all join.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Talon

    She walks out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    Yang

    I didn't scare you away with my distrlbing age, did I?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Haunted

    She gasps. "WE DO NOT THROW BOOKS! THEY ARE SACRED!" e.e

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    To Rose

    I missed you..... I thought you left me. I'm glad you're back...

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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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