Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound


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First published in 1939, this book presents R. C. Trevelyan's English metrical translation of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound. The aim of the text was to reproduce the form, phrasing and movement of the original for the benefit of readers without knowledge of Greek. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in English translations of ancient Greek drama and the works of Aeschylus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781513267746
Publisher: West Margin Press
Publication date: 12/01/2020
Series: Mint Editions Series
Pages: 30
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

Aeschylus (c.525-455 B.C) was an ancient Greek playwright and solider. Scholars’ knowledge of the tragedy genre begins with Aeschylus’ work, and because of this, he is dubbed the “father of tragedy”. Aeschylus claimed his inspiration to become a writer stemmed from a dream he had in which the god Dionysus encouraged him to write a play. While it is estimated that he wrote just under one hundred plays, only seven of Aeschylus’ work was able to be recovered.

Table of Contents

Prometheus Bound.

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

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