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Prometheus : archetypal image of human existence

Author: Carl Kerényi
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Chichester : Princeton University Press, 1995.
Series: Bollingen series, 65 : 1.; Mythos.
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Prometheus the god stole fire from heaven and bestowed it on humans. In punishment, Zeus chained him to a rock, where an eagle clawed unceasingly at his liver, until Herakles freed him. For the  Read more...

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Named Person: Prometheus, (Greek deity); Prometheus, (Greek deity); Prometheus, (Greek deity)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Kerényi
ISBN: 069101907X 9780691019079
OCLC Number: 213475422
Language Note: Translation of: Prometheus : die menschliche Existenz in griechischer Deutung.
Description: xxvi, 152 p : ill ; 20 cm (pbk).
Contents: List of PlatesIntroductionIWho Is Goethe's Prometheus?3IIThe Titanic, and the Eternity of the Human Race19IIIThe Prometheus Mythologem in the 'Theogony'33IVArchaic Prometheus Mythology50VMethodological Intermezzo63VIThe World in Possession of Fire69VIIThe Fire Stealer77VIIIThe 'Prometheus Bound'83IXPrometheus the Knowing One93XThe Promethean Prophecy107XI'Prometheus Delivered'112XIIConclusion after Goethe129Abbreviations134List of Works Cited135Index145
Series Title: Bollingen series, 65 : 1.; Mythos.
Responsibility: translated from the German by Ralph Manheim ; Carl Kerényi.

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