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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date January 22, 1996
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486287621
ISBN-10 0486287629
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.10 lbs.
Original list price $2.50
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
In Greek legend, Prometheus was the Titan who, against the will of Zeus, stole fire from the gods for the benefit of man. His terrible punishment by Zeus, and his continuing defiance of Zeus in the face of that punishment, remain universal symbols of man's vulnerability in any struggle with the gods.
In the epic drama Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus (c. 525–456 BC), first of the three great Greek tragic poets, re-creates this legendary conflict between rebellious subject and vengeful god. Chained for eternity to a barren rock, his flesh repeatedly torn by a ravaging eagle, Prometheus defends his championship of mankind, rejoicing in the many gifts of language and learning he has given man despite Zeus's cruel opposition.
Inspired by Prometheus's spirit, Aeschylus reaches beyond the myth to create one of literature's most gripping portrayals of man's inhumanity to man. How Prometheus clings to his convictions and braves his harsh fate give Prometheus Bound its extraordinary vitality and appeal. For over 2,000 years, this masterpiece of drama has held audiences enthralled. It is reprinted here in its entirety from the translation by George Thomson.


Editions
Hardcover
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With Deborah H. Roberts (other contributor) | from Hackett Pub Co Inc (March 12, 2012)
9781603841917 | details & prices | 59 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $26.00
About: This is an outstandingly useful edition of Prometheus Bound.
With George Derwent Thomson | from Ayer Co Pub (June 1, 1979); titled "The Prometheus Bound"
9780405114519 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $20.95
With C. John Herington (other contributor), James Scully (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr (June 26, 1975)
9780195019346 | details & prices | 112 pages | List price $19.95
About: A new translation is presented with explanations of difficult passages, stage directions, and glossaries of mythical and geographical references
Paperback
Book cover for 9780023031304 Book cover for 9780195061659 Book cover for 9780486287621 Book cover for 9780887342523 Book cover for 9781419143229 Book cover for 9781519544063 Book cover for 9781603841900
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 26, 2015)
9781519544063 | details & prices | 48 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.11 in. | List price $5.99
About: Along with Sophocles and Euripides, Aeschylus (circa 524-455 B.
With Deborah H. Roberts (other contributor) | from Hackett Pub Co Inc (March 12, 2012)
9781603841900 | details & prices | 59 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $9.00
About: This is an outstandingly useful edition of Prometheus Bound.
With James Kerr (other contributor) | from Oberon Books Ltd (January 3, 2007)
9781840026351 | details & prices | 63 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $17.95
from Kessinger Pub Co (June 30, 2004)
9781419143229 | details & prices | 52 pages | 7.25 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.26 lbs | List price $16.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
The price comparison is for this edition
With George Derwent Thomson (other contributor) | from Dover Pubns (January 22, 1996)
9780486287621 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.10 lbs | List price $2.50
About: In Greek legend, Prometheus was the Titan who, against the will of Zeus, stole fire from the gods for the benefit of man.
With Alan-Wm Landes (other contributor), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (other contributor) | from Players Pr (February 1, 1993)
9780887342523 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $8.00
With C. John Herington, James Scully | Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (February 1, 1990)
9780195061659 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $12.95
About: 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.
from Macmillan Pub Co (June 1, 1963)
9780023031304 | details & prices | List price $11.00

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