Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound

Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound

Paperback Aris & Phillips Classical Texts (Paperback) Language: Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

By (author) Aeschylus, Edited by A. J. Podlecki

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  • Publisher: Aris & Phillips Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Language: Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 206mm x 16mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 25 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Warminster
  • ISBN 10: 0856684724
  • ISBN 13: 9780856684722
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 860,776

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In this new edition of Aeschylus' play Prometheus, the Greek text is accompanied by an introduction, an English translation and explanatory notes. In the Introduction, Podlecki discusses the background and cultural significance of the Prometheus myth, together with illustrative material from ancient Greek art. An attempt is made to assess the influence of the story upon later European literature and thought, with a side-glance at equivalent myths in other, non-European cultures.

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The Introduction is worth the price of the book on its own. But the Commentary too is superb...every school and University Classics Department should purchase at least one copy."--Robert Tatam"JACT Review" (01/01/2006)