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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 1st 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 144
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...
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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...