Prometheus Bound and Other Plays

Prometheus Bound and Other Plays

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.

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141915814

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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Aeschylus (525–456 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. Philip Vellacott’s evocative translation is accompanied by an introduction, with individual discussions of the plays, and their sources in history and mythology.
Categories: Drama

Prometheus Bound and Other Plays

Prometheus Bound and Other Plays

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780140441123

Category: Drama

Page: 0

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Aeschylus (525–456 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. Philip Vellacott’s evocative translation is accompanied by an introduction, with individual discussions of the plays, and their sources in history and mythology. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Categories: Drama

Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound

A new translation of Prometheus bound with extant fragments of the lost Prometheus plays.

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195061659

Category: Drama

Page: 130

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A new translation of Prometheus bound with extant fragments of the lost Prometheus plays.
Categories: Drama

The Prometheus Bound of Aeschylus

The Prometheus Bound of Aeschylus

Originally published in 1899, this book contains the Greek text of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound.

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107619975

Category: History

Page: 131

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Originally published in 1899, this book contains the Greek text of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound. The tragedy is prefaced with a history of Prometheus in Greek myth and an attempted reconstruction of the other two plays in the Prometheus trilogy, of which Prometheus Bound is the only extant piece.
Categories: History

The Authenticity of Prometheus Bound

The Authenticity of Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound was accepted without question in antiquity as the work of Aeschylus, and most modern authorities endorse this ascription.

Author: Mark Griffith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521038146

Category: Drama

Page: 436

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Prometheus Bound was accepted without question in antiquity as the work of Aeschylus, and most modern authorities endorse this ascription. But since the nineteenth century several leading scholars have come to doubt Aeschylean authorship. Dr Griffith here provides a thorough and wide-ranging study of this problem, and concludes: 'Had Prometheus Bound been newly dug up from the sands of Oxyrhynchus... few scholars would regard it as the work of Aeschylus.' After a preliminary assessment of the external evidence, Dr Griffith examines minutely the idiosyncrasies of metre, dramatic technique, vocabulary, syntax and expression to be found in the play, applying the same tests to other plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides in order to provide a control for his methods. In his final chapter he discusses how the conditions surrounding the ancient transmission and cataloguing of texts may have led to the ascription to Aeschylus.
Categories: Drama

Aeschylus Prometheus Bound

Aeschylus  Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound is a play beloved of revolutionaries, romantics and rebels, with a fierce optimism tempered by an acute awareness of the compromises, dangers and obsessions of political action.

Author: Ian Ruffell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472502506

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

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Prometheus Bound is a play beloved of revolutionaries, romantics and rebels, with a fierce optimism tempered by an acute awareness of the compromises, dangers and obsessions of political action. This companion sets the play in its historical context, explores its challenge to authority, and traces its reception from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. Many scholars have disputed its Aeschylean authorship, but it has proved the most influential of tragedies outside academia. Marx's favourite tragedy, Prometheus Bound is also a foundational text for the genre of science fiction through its influence on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In its open-eyed celebration of technology and democracy, it is the tragedy for the modern age.
Categories: Literary Collections

PROMETHEUS BOUND

PROMETHEUS BOUND

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 1371709203

Category: Drama

Page: 104

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Categories: Drama