Prometheus Bound

Synopsis

The titanic and tragic figure of Prometheus, so familiar to readers of Goethe, Shelley, or Karl Marx, continues to capture the modern imagination. In fact, a simplified image of Prometheus--an image that has little to do with the complex figure created by Aeschylus in Prometheus Bound--has become more prominent and influential than the play itself. The translators, James Scully and C. John 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.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1975