Prometheus Bound - Aeschylus

Prometheus Bound

By Aeschylus

  • Release Date: 2010-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • © 2010 EChristian, Inc.

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Prometheus Bound Aeschylus

Summary : Prometheus Bound

When a jealous Zeus discovers that the compassionate Titan, Prometheus, has introduced the gift of fire to liberate mere mortals from oppression and servitude, he has Prometheus bound to a rocky prison in the Scythian desert, where the god discloses the reason for his punishment - and in one brief sentence learns the whole at once- all arts among the human race are from Prometheus.

Prometheus Bound is one of only seven surviving plays by the prolific Athenian playwright, Aeschylus. Born into a noble family in 525 BC, Aeschylus is credited with having introduced dialogue into the Greek drama, and indeed is a father of modern theater.

Translated by E.H. Plumptre.

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