Aeschylus based his epic drama on the legendary tale of Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods for the benefit of humanity. Prometheus's terrible punishment remains a universal symbol of human vulnerability in any struggle with the gods, and this ancient play continues to entrance... show more
Aeschylus based his epic drama on the legendary tale of Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods for the benefit of humanity. Prometheus's terrible punishment remains a universal symbol of human vulnerability in any struggle with the gods, and this ancient play continues to entrance audiences with its timeless appeal.
Publish date: January 22nd 1996
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
This review can be found in its entirety on my blog:Reckless Indulgence | of the Written WordI read this play for the Play On Reading Challenge.An enjoyable read! I'm glad I finally got the opportunity to read the play behind the famous motif of Prometheus, friend of man. The basic understanding beh...
We know the basic story of Prometheus: he gives fire to humans, is punished.The story in Prometheus Bound is a little more complicated. One of the old school Titans, when their descendants (the Olympian Gods) under Zeus rebel, Prometheus tries to help the Titans; they spurn his help and he then chan...
Full review at SFF Book Review.While I consider this the weakest instalment of Robin Hobb's trilogy of trilogies, I can't deny that anything the woman writes is beautiful. The language is precise, yet gorgeous, the characters don't need introduction at this point.But as the plot goes, it was pretty ...
I am not really sure if I am going to make my goal of reading 40 new books this year, particularly since I have been bogged down with a silly collection of short stories by [author:F. Scott Fitzgerald], but I will give it a shot and hopefully complete it. As I indicated, the 40 books will have to be...
When Aeschylus wrote this play 2500 years ago could he have anticipated that people would still be talking about it this many years later? Goethe, Shelley and Karl Marx all referenced the story of Prometheus in their writing. Wikipedia's discussion of the Promethean myth in modern culture has many...
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