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Prometheus (Greek deity)

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Works: 309 works in 579 publications in 7 languages and 23,482 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Adventure stories  Artists' books 
Classifications: PA3827.P8, 882.01
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Most widely held works about Prometheus (Greek deity)
    Prometheus bound by Aeschylus( Book )
    64 editions published between 1833 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 5,103 libraries worldwide
    One of the greatest of the classical Greek dramas, based on the Greek legend of the Titan demi-god 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
    Prometheus bound by Robert Lowell( Book )
    4 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 1,183 libraries worldwide
    The gift of fire ; On the head of a pin by Walter Mosley( Book )
    1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 999 libraries worldwide
    A single-volume compendium, bound tete-beche, includes The gift of fire, in which champion of humankind Prometheus emerges in present-day Los Angeles, and On the head of a pin, in which breakthroughs in advanced animatronics lead to a reality-shattering discovery
    Prometheus : archetypal image of human existence by Karl Kerényi( Book )
    6 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
    "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 Greeks, the myth of Prometheus's release reflected a primordial law of existence and the fate of humankind. Carl Kerenyi examines the story of Prometheus and the very process of mythmaking as a reflection of the archetypal function and seeks to discover how this primitive tale was invested with a universal fatality, first in the Greek imagination, and then in the Western tradition of Romantic poetry. Kerenyi traces the evolving myth from Hesiod and Aeschylus, and in its epic treatment by Goethe and Shelly; he moves on to consider the myth from the perspective of Jungian psychology, as the archetype of human daring signifying the transformation of suffering into the mystery of the sacrifice."--BOOK JACKET
    Thieves of fire by Denis Donoghue( Book )
    2 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
    The fire thief by Terry Deary( Book )
    2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
    Retelling of the tale of Prometheus, in which Prometheus becomes a time traveller in order to escape the wrath of the gods and befriends a Victorian orphan
    Aeschylus' Prometheus bound : a literary commentary by D. J Conacher( Book )
    1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
    Prometheus by Carol Dougherty( Book )
    5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
    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
    The author of the Prometheus Bound by C. J Herington( Book )
    1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
    On Gide's Prométhée; private myth and public mystification by Kurt Weinberg( Book )
    1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 503 libraries worldwide
 
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