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Aeschylus : Prometheus Bound - Aeschylus


Prometheus Bound

By: Aeschylus, Mark Griffith (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th July 1983
ISBN: 9780521270113
Number Of Pages: 328

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The myth of fire stolen from the gods appears in many pre-industrial societies. In Greek culture Prometheus the fire-stealer figures prominently in the poems of Hesiod, but in Prometheus Bound Hesiod's morality tale has been transformed into a drama of tragic tone and proportions. In the introduction to this edition Mark Griffith examines how the dramatist has achieved this transformation, looking at the play from all angles - plot and characters, dramatic technique, style and metre. He includes a short section on the production of the play and on the questions of authenticity and date. The commentary guides the reader through problems of language, metre and content. An important feature of this volume is the appendix, which gathers together the existing fragments of the other two plays in the supposed Prometheus trilogy, quoting them in full in the original language and in translation, with short accompanying commentary. This is an edition suitable for undergraduates and students in the upper forms of schools, but it also deserves the serious attention of scholars. The introduction requires no knowledge of Greek and will interest students of drama and literature in other cultures too.

The myth
The plot
The characters
Structure and dramatic technique
Style and metre
The production
Authenticity and date
The text
List of manuscripts
Prometheus Bound
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ISBN: 9780521270113
ISBN-10: 0521270111
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 18th July 1983
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.62 x 12.4  x 2.97
Weight (kg): 0.35