Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound

For readers accustomed to the relatively undramatic standard translations of Prometheus Bound, this version by James Scully, a poet and winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize, and C. John Herington, one of the world's foremost Aeschylean scholars, will come as a revelation. 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 the extant fragments of the companion plays.

Title:Prometheus Bound
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780195061659
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  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Προμηθεύς Δεσμώτης = Promētheus Desmōtēs = Prometheus Bound, AeschylusPrometheus Bound is an Ancient Greek tragedy. In antiquity, it was attributed to Aeschylus, but now is conside...

  • Sean Barrs

    Zeus is such a tyrant; he just wanted to keep all that power to himself. So when the noble hearted Prometheus gave a little bit of it to man, Zeus was rather angry; thus, he punishes Prometheus rather...

  • Lisa

    "Don't rage and storm. You are intelligent: full wellYou know that punishment falls on unruly tongue." Prometheus knows that indeed, and suffers unspeakable injustice and pain for his unruly tongue an...

  • Pooja

    Prometheus: someone who thinks forward.Prometheus Bound is a play based on the Greek Mythology. Prometheus, a titan (immortal), a descendant of original gods, Gaia and Ouranos (Earth and Heaven), is b...

  • Joshua Nomen-Mutatio

    I'm shocked to see that only one of my Goodreads friends has read this play. This is my favorite work of ancient Greek literature. The story has some pretty deep meaning. It's really the inverse of th...

  • Bradley

    This is probably the best and most classic telling of Prometheus, from his giving fire to man from the noblest of reasons to how horribly and seemingly unjustly that Zeus punishes him.All arts and too...

  • Owlseyes

    Bound to a rock, Prometheus claims for help and understanding; for how long?... imprisoned. He’s alone. Someone has locked his feet and hands. He implores the Divine Ether, the winds …mother Ea...

  • Alex

    Nothing happens! More than any other work of literature I've ever read, Prometheus Bound is the play where nothing happens. Even in Waiting for Godot, the characters at least move around a little. But...

  • Jonfaith

    This is a sickness rooted and inherentin the nature of a tyranny:that he that holds it does not trust his friends.I dedicate the citation above to the gimcracks who blame migrants, Muslims, Hispanics ...

  • Pink

    Some books you read because you want to become absorbed in a great story. Or you want to look deeper at the meaning of life, considering your place in humanity. Then some books you pick up because the...