Prometheus Bound

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Hayes Barton Press, 1966 - Bible - 161 pages
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In Greek legend, Prometheus was the Titan who, against the will of Zeus, stole fire from the gods for the benefit of man. His terrible punishment by Zeus, and his continuing defiance of Zeus in the face of that punishment, remain universal symbols of man's vulnerability in any struggle with the gods. In the epic drama Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BC), first of the three great Greek tragic poets, re-creates this legendary conflict between rebellious subject and vengeful god. Chained for eternity to a barren rock, his flesh repeatedly torn by a ravaging eagle, Prometheus defends his championship of mankind, rejoicing in the many gifts of language and learning he has given man despite Zeus's cruel opposition. Inspired by Prometheus's spirit, Aeschylus reaches beyond the myth to create one of literature's most gripping portrayals of man's inhumanity to man. How Prometheus clings to his convictions and braves his harsh fate give Prometheus Bound its extraordinary vitality and appeal. - Amazon

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The theft of Fire 17 February 2012 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 ... Read full review

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A very insightful and timeless work about the nature of power, hubris and punishment, the success of regimes and the legalized violence of the established authority. Read full review

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