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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
A Note on this Translation
Notes to the Translation
The Fragmentary Prometheus Plays
Other editions - View all
according to Hesiod Aeschylus agony ancient Argos Atlas Black Sea chains child Choral Ode CHORUS dancing Colchis commentary daughter of Ocean descendants divine drama dreams Earth episode Eumenides evidence extant fate father final fire fragment 15 garland geographical girl Glossary goddess Gods Greek text hate hear heart heifer HEPHAISTOS Hera Herakles HERMES Herodotos Hesiod horsefly howling human humankind Inachos Kaukasos Kronos live lo-scene lo's look mankind Medicean ment metheus misery modern myth never Nile Olympian Olympian Gods Oresteia pain passage Phorkys poet prologue Prometheia Prometheus Bound Prometheus Pyrphoros PROMETHEUS Yes prophecy punishment reader released Rhea river rock satyr-play scene Scythians seems singing song sorrow speak speech stage story Strabo suffer Tartaros tell Tethys Themis Theogony there's Thermodon things tion Titans torture tragedy translation trilogy Typhon tyranny Unbound universe violence wanderings what's wings Zeus Zeus's
Page 11 - The long history of the interpretation of the Prometheus Bound is almost the history of a mirror. Romantics, liberals, and socialists, gazing into these disturbing depths, have found there an Aeschylean justification of romanticism, liberalism, and socialism, respectively. Authoritarians on the contrary, from the medieval Byzantines onwards, have emphasized with approval the crushing punishment ultimately accorded to the rebel against the Supreme Authority. In a word: Tell me what you are, and I...