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Prometheus Bound (c.-480) [Play]
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Summary (From the publisher):

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 recreates this legendary conflict between rebellious subject and vengeful god. Chained for eternity to a barren rock, his flech 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.

Original title: Προμηθευς δεσμωτης [Prometheus Desmotes; Latin: Prometheus Vinctus]
Original languages: Ancient Greek

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Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekTragedy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Prometheus Bound and Other Plays (1961) [Collection]
      Author: Aeschylus

Notes:

  • Traditionally attributed to Aeschylus, but believed by many to have been written by another, unknown 4th century playwright.

Edition #1: Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound (1975)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series is based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves, or who work in collaboration with poets, can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of the great Greek writers. These new translations are more than faithful to the original text, going beyond the literal meaning in order to evoke the poetic intensity and rich metaphorical texture of the Greek language.

Scully and Herington accentuate the play's true power, drama, and relevance to modern times. Aeschylus originally wrote Prometheus Bound as part of a tragic trilogy, and this translation is unique in including extant fragments of the companion plays.

Language: English

Edition: Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Translated by: James Scully C. John Herington
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Manifested in:

Prometheus Bound (1990)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195061659
Pages: 140

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Edition #2: Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound (1932)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: George Thomson
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Manifested in:

Prometheus Bound (1995)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Mineola, NY
Publisher: Dover Thrift Editions
ISBN: 0486287629
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 47

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Edition #3: Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound (1931)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Murray)
Translated by: Gilbert Murray
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Edition #4: Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound (1843)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Thoreau translation
Translated by: Henry David Thoreau
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Edition #5: Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound (1833)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Browning)
Translated by: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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