Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound

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For readers accustomed to the relatively undramatic standard translations of Prometheus Bound, this version by James Scully, a poet and winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize, and C. John Herington, one of the world's foremost Aeschylean scholars, will come as a revelation. Scully and Herington accentuate the play's true power, drama, and relevance to modern times. Aeschylus originally wrote Prometheus Bound as part of a tragic trilogy, and this
translation is unique in including the extant fragments of the companion plays.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 136 x 205 x 8mm | 117g
  • New York, United States
  • English, Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • Reprint
  • 0195061659
  • 9780195061659
  • 746,212

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It would be hard to fault this extremely forceful translation, cogent introduction and helpful notes - I look forward to tackling other works in this series. * Jan Gorais, University of Denver * Glossary and appendix very helpful. I like the remarks on staging in the introduction. * Patricia P. Matsen, University of South Carolina * A fine translation. * Betty Nye Quinn, Mount Holyoke College * The notes and introduction are excellent and the translation itself is clear and effective. * E. Christian Kopff, University of Colorado * I love the introduction, translation, and notes. Very well informed and stimulating. * John Lenz, Drew University *
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About Aeschylus

James Scully is Professor of English at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of several volumes of poetry, including The Marches, and winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize.
C. John Herington is Professor of Classics and Talcott Professor of Greek at Yale University. He is the author of several books, including Poetry into Drama and Aeschylus.
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