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    Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) Aeschylus, Edited by Mark Griffith, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney

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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aeschylus, Edited by Mark Griffith, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 123 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 360 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521270113
    ISBN 10: 0521270111
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC19: 882.01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 882/.01, 882.01
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: DRA006000
    LC classification: PA3825 .P8 1983
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, map, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    27 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    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.