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Prometheus

Author: Carol Dougherty
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Series: Gods and heroes of the ancient world.
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Carol Dougherty traces a history of the Prometheus myth from its origins in Ancient Greece to its resurgence in the works of the Romantic era and beyond. Prometheus defied Zeus to steal fire for mankind and his story continues to make an appearance in art and literature to the present day.
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Named Person: Prometheus, (Greek deity); Prometheus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Dougherty
ISBN: 041532405X 9780415324052 0415324068 9780415324069
OCLC Number: 58975759
Description: xvi, 155 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Why Prometheus? 1. Prometheus the Trickster, or the Archaic Prometheus 2. The Cult of Prometheus at Athens, or Prometheus and Fire 3. Prometheus, Political Rebel and Cultural Hero, or The Classical Prometheus 4. The Romantic Prometheus 5. The Modern Prometheus. Works Cited
Series Title: Gods and heroes of the ancient world.
Responsibility: Carol Dougherty.
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Offering a comparative approach, including visual material and film, this book provides an introduction to the Promethean myth and locates the nature of this compelling tale's continuing relevance  Read more...

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