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    Prometheus (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World) (Paperback) By (author) Carol Dougherty

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    DescriptionWith no recent publications discussing Prometheus at length, this book provides a much-needed introduction to the Promethean myth of this rebellious god who defied Zeus to steal fire for mankind. Seeking to locate the nature of this compelling tale's continuing relevance throughout history, Carol Dougherty traces a history of the myth of Prometheus from its origins in ancient Greece, to its resurgence in the works of the Romantic era and beyond. Offering a comparative approach that includes visual material and film, the book reveals a Prometheus who was a rebel against Zeus' tyranny to Aeschylus, a defender of political and artistic integrity to Percy Bysshe Shelley, and a symbol of technological innovation during the industrial revolution; his resilience and adaptability illuminating his power and importance in Western culture. Prometheus is an essential introduction to the Promethean myth for all readers of classics, the arts and literature alike.


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    Title
    Prometheus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carol Dougherty
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 194 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415324069
    ISBN 10: 0415324068
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.7
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL042000, HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 292.2113, 292.2/113
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: BL820.P68 D68 2006
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, NK, NHD, QRA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    1 black & white tables, 12 black & white halftones, 2 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Wellesley College, US
    Review quote
    '[Prometheus] is perhaps the hardest figure ... to get a purchase on, but Carol Dougherty admirably describes his infinite variety.' - The Anglo-Hellenic Review "An excellent starting point for further research on the subject."-Oxford Bibliographies Online
    Table of contents
    Introduction: Why Prometheus? 1. Prometheus the Trickster, or the Archaic Prometheus 2. The Cult of Prometheus at Athens, or Prometheus and Fire 3. Prometheus, Political Rebel and Cultural Hero, or The Classical Prometheus 4. The Romantic Prometheus 5. The Modern Prometheus. Works Cited