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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)
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 Plates IIThe Titanic, and the Eternity of the Human Race IIIThe Prometheus Mythologem in the 'Theogony' IVArchaic Prometheus Mythology VMethodological Intermezzo VIThe World in Possession of Fire VIIThe Fire Stealer VIIIThe 'Prometheus Bound' IXPrometheus the Knowing One XThe Promethean Prophecy XI'Prometheus Delivered' XIIConclusion after Goethe Abbreviations List of Works Cited Index
Series Title: Bollingen series, 65 : 1.; Mythos.
Responsibility: translated from the German by Ralph Manheim ; Carl Kerényi.

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