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Prometheus Bound and Other Plays (1961) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Aeschylus (525456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. In Prometheus Bound the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by Zeus for daring to improve the state of wretchedness and servitude in which mankind is kept. The Suppliants tells the story of the fifty daughters of Danaus who must flee to escape enforced marriages, while Seven Against Thebes shows the inexorable downfall of the last members of the cursed family of Oedipus. And The Persians, the only Greek tragedy to deal with events from recent Athenian history, depicts the aftermath of the defeat of Persia in the battle of Salamis, with a sympathetic portrayal of its disgraced King Xerxes.

Original title: Prometheus Bound and Other Plays
Original languages: Ancient Greek

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Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekTragedy


The following works are contained within this one:
     Prometheus Bound (-480) [Play]
      Author: Aeschylus
     Persians, the (-472) [Play]
      Author: Aeschylus
     Seven against Thebes (-467) [Play]
      Author: Aeschylus
     Suppliants, the (-463) [Play]
      Author: Aeschylus

Edition #1: Prometheus Bound and Other Plays

Prometheus Bound and Other Plays (1961)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Philip Vellacott
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Manifested in:

Prometheus Bound and Other Plays (August 30, 1961)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140441123
Dimensions: 4.8 x 7.5 x 0.6 in
Pages: 160

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