Prometheus bound

Aeschylus ; edited by Mark Griffith

The myth of fire stolen from the gods appears in many pre-industrial societies. In Greek culture Prometheus the fire-stealer figures prominently in the poems of Hesiod, but in Prometheus Bound Hesiod's morality tale has been transformed into a drama of tragic tone and proportions. In the introduction, Mark Griffith examines how the dramatist has achieved this transformation, looking at the play from all angles - plot and characters, dramatic technique, style and metre. He includes a short section on the production of the play and on the questions of authenticity and date. The commentary guides the reader through problems of language, metre and content. An important feature of this volume is the appendix, which gathers together the existing fragments of the other two plays in the supposed Prometheus trilogy, quoting them in full in the original language and in translation, with short accompanying commentary. This is suitable for undergraduates and students in the upper forms of schools. It also deserves the serious attention of scholars. The introduction requires no knowledge of Greek and will interest students of drama and literature in other cultures too.

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  • Map
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The myth
  • 2. The plot
  • 3. The characters
  • 4. Structure and dramatic technique
  • 5. Style and metre
  • 6. The production
  • 7. Authenticity and date
  • 8. The text
  • List of manuscripts
  • Prometheus Bound
  • Commentary
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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書名 Prometheus bound
著作者等 Aeschylus
Griffith, Mark
Hardie, Philip
Hunter, Richard
Kenney, E. J.
Easterling, P. E.
シリーズ名 Cambridge Greek and Latin classics
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1983
ページ数 viii, 319 p.
大きさ 20 cm
ISBN 0521270111
NCID BA00840945
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言語 古典ギリシア語(1453年まで)
原文言語 ギリシア語(1453年以降)
出版国 イギリス