|Prometheus Bound (c.-480) [Play]|
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(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]
Genre: Drama and Plays→ Ancient→ Greek→ Tragedy
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Prometheus Bound and Other Plays (1961) [Collection]
- Traditionally attributed to Aeschylus, but believed by many to have been written by another, unknown 4th century playwright.