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Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

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, 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 this volume is the appendix, which gathers together the existing fragments of the other two plays in the supposed Prometheus trilogy, quoting them in full in the original language and in translation, with short accompanying commentary. This is suitable for undergraduates and students in the upper forms of schools. It also deserves the serious attention of scholars. The introduction requires no knowledge of Greek and will interest students of drama and literature in other cultures too.

Synopsis:

Mark Griffith examines Hesiod's morality tale of Prometheus and the Aeschylus play, Prometheus Bound.

Synopsis:

Featuring an insightful introduction, comprehensive commentary on plot, characters, structure, and other elements of the play, the complete Greek text and fragments, this new translation will be welcomed by students and scholars alike.

Table of Contents

Map; Preface; Introduction; 1. The myth; 2. The plot; 3. The characters; 4. Structure and dramatic technique; 5. Style and metre; 6. The production; 7. Authenticity and date; 8. The text; List of manuscripts; Prometheus Bound; Commentary; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521270113
Editor:
Griffith, Mark
Editor:
Easterling, P. E.
Editor:
Griffith, Mark
Editor:
Easterling, P. E.
Author:
Kenney, E. J.
Author:
Hardie, Philip
Author:
Hunter, Richard
Author:
Aeschylus
Author:
Easterling, P. E.
Author:
Griffith, Mark
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Continental european drama (dramatic works by
Subject:
Prometheus (greek mythology)
Subject:
Prometheus (Greek mythology) -- Drama.
Subject:
Prometheus
Subject:
Prometheus (Greek deity)
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Prometheus (Greek mythology)--Drama Prometheu
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin classics
Series Volume:
no. 97-177
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
7.33x4.88x1.17 in. .77 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Mark Griffith examines Hesiod's morality tale of Prometheus and the Aeschylus play, Prometheus Bound.
"Synopsis" by , Featuring an insightful introduction, comprehensive commentary on plot, characters, structure, and other elements of the play, the complete Greek text and fragments, this new translation will be welcomed by students and scholars alike.
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