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Prometheus bound,

Author: Aeschylus.; Percy Bysshe Shelley
Publisher: New York, Heritage Press [©1966]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Greek legend, Prometheus was the Titan 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. In the epic drama Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BC), first of the three great Greek tragic poets,
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Genre/Form: Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aeschylus.
Prometheus bound.
New York, Heritage Press [©1966]
(OCoLC)624409086
Named Person: Prometheus, (Greek deity); Prometheus, (Greek deity)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aeschylus.; Percy Bysshe Shelley
OCLC Number: 1087187
Description: xviii, 161 pages illustrations 27 cm
Other Titles: Prometheus unbound.
Prometheus bound.
Responsibility: by Aeschylus; translated by Rex Warner & Prometheus unbound, by Percy Bysshe Shelley. With a pref. by Rex Warner and drawings by John Farleigh.

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In Greek legend, Prometheus was the Titan 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. In the epic drama Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BC), first of the three great Greek tragic poets, re-creates this legendary conflict between rebellious subject and vengeful god. Chained for eternity to a barren rock, his flesh repeatedly torn by a ravaging eagle, Prometheus defends his championship of mankind, rejoicing in the many gifts of language and learning he has given man despite Zeus's cruel opposition. Inspired by Prometheus's spirit, Aeschylus reaches beyond the myth to create one of literature's most gripping portrayals of man's inhumanity to man. How Prometheus clings to his convictions and braves his harsh fate give Prometheus Bound its extraordinary vitality and appeal. - Amazon.

One of the most ambitious dramatic poems ever written, Percy Bysshe Shelley's Prometheus Unbound tells the story of the Titan Prometheus who gave mankind the secret of fire in open defiance to the decrees of Zeus, and who, as punishment for this generosity, was chained to the Caucasus Mountains and exposed to horrible tortures. Inspired by the Prometheus Bound of Aeschylus, Shelley's play serves as a sort of sequel, matching its Greek predecessor in stature and pure poetic power. It depicts its philanthropist hero's ultimate triumph over the superstition and bigotry of the gods. As Shelley himself stated in his Defence of Poetry, Prometheus Unbound awakens and enlarges the mind. - Amazon.

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