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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

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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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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409961802
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
02/20/2009
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

What People are Saying About This

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

Born in Eleusis, Attica, Greece December 20, 0524 Died on December 26, 0455 Aeschylus (525 BC - 456 BC) [Ésquilo in Portuguese, Esquilo in Spanish] was an ancient Greek playwright. He is often recognized as the father or the founder of tragedy, and is the earliest of the three Greek tragedians whose plays survive extant, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in plays to allow for conflict among them; previously, characters interacted only with the chorus. Unfortunately, only seven of an estimated 70 plays by Aeschylus have survived into modern times; one of these plays, Prometheus Bound, is sometimes thought not to be the work of Aeschylus.

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Prometheus Bound 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ari skipped inside cheerfully.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Looks around
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The name's Zero...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She curled up, yawning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watches everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He makes a notion with his hands and leaves to his study, his tail lashing about violently.