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Prometheus Bound
     

Prometheus Bound

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by Aeschylus
 

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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

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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 extant fragments of the companion plays.

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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:
9780199840465
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1990
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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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

James Scully is Professor of English at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of several volumes of poetry, including The Marches, and winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize. C. John Herington is Professor of Classics and Talcott Professor of Greek at Yale University. He is the author of several books, including Poetry into Drama and Aeschylus.

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Prometheus Bound 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She enters gloomily....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Okay soren let try this again. LET THE PILKLES COME!" He said flying up into the air
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Isis: walked oit of his room watching Oasis: she closed her eyes to medetate
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
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