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Aeschylus Prometheus Bound

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ISBN-10: 0521270111

ISBN-13: 9780521270113

Edition: 1983

Authors: Mark Griffith, Aeschylus, P. E. Easterling, Philip Hardie, Richard Hunter

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The myth of fire stolen from the gods appears in many pre-industrial societies. In Greek culture Prometheus the fire-stealer figures prominently in the poems of Hesiod, but in Prometheus Bound Hesiod's morality tale has been transformed into a drama of tragic tone and proportions. In the introduction to this edition Mark Griffith examines how the dramatist has achieved this transformation, looking at the play from all angles - plot and characters, dramatic technique, style and metre. He includes a short section on the production of the play and on the questions of authenticity and date. The commentary guides the reader through problems of language, metre and content. An important feature of…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/19/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Mark Griffith is the Klio Distinguished Professor of Classical Languages and Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.

Aeschylus was born at Eleusis of a noble family. He fought at the Battle of Marathon (490 b.c.), where a small Greek band heroically defeated the invading Persians. At the time of his death in Sicily, Athens was in its golden age. In all of his extant works, his intense love of Greece and Athens finds expression. Of the nearly 90 plays attributed to him, only 7 survive. These are The Persians (produced in 472 b.c.), Seven against Thebes (467 b.c.), The Oresteia (458 b.c.)---which includes Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and Eumenides (or Furies) --- Suppliants (463 b.c.), and Prometheus Bound (c.460 b.c.). Six of the seven present mythological stories. The ornate language creates a mood of…    

Author's (Mark Ahavel) Biography The author was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1963 in a Roman Catholic hospital during the middle of Vatican II (1962-'64). And his exact birthday coincides with the day that the prophet Muhammad completed is Hijrah (migration) to Medina, according to Muslim tradition, a significant event in the life of the Prophet for Muslims. In 1963, the Baha'i Faith celebrated their 100th anniversary and they established their International House of Justice on Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel. From the year and the date of the author's birth, one can certainly find ecumenical and interfaith significance, perhaps a portent of his destiny. The author was baptized as an infant in…    

Map
Preface
Introduction
The myth
The plot
The characters
Structure and dramatic technique
Style and metre
The production
Authenticity and date
The text
List of manuscripts
Prometheus Bound
Commentary
Appendix
Bibliography
Index