Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus

Prometheus Bound is an Ancient Greek tragedy. In Antiquity, this drama was attributed to Aeschylus, but is now considered by some scholars to be the work of another hand, perhaps one as late as ca. 415 BC. Despite these doubts of authorship, the play's designation as Aeschylean has remained conventional. The tragedy is based on the myth of Prometheus, a Titan who was punished by the god Zeus for giving fire to mankind. The play is composed almost entirely of speeches and contains little action since its protagonist is chained and immobile throughout. At the beginning, Kratos (Force), Bia (Violence), and Hephaestus the smith-god chain Prometheus to a mountain in the Caucasus and then depart. According to the author, Prometheus is being punished not only for stealing fire, but also for thwarting Zeus' plan to obliterate the human race. This punishment is especially galling since Prometheus was instrumental in Zeus' victory in the Titanomachy.

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Aeschylus I: The Persians, The Seven Against Thebes, The Suppliant Maidens, Prometheus Bound (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Hardcover 2964212 $34.88 $15.85 2013
Three Greek Plays: Prometheus Bound / Agamemnon / The Trojan Women Paperback 923800 $8.52 $3.50 1958
Prometheus Bound (Hackett Classics) Paperback 782940 $1.99 $1.40 2012
Prometheus Bound, Prometheus Unbound Paperback 656620 $16.00 $11.52 2011
Prometheus Bound (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Paperback 573840 $8.39 $0.04 1990
Aeschylus, I, Persians. Seven against Thebes. Suppliants. Prometheus Bound (Loeb Classical Library) Hardcover 563770 $24.79 $20.00 2009
Aeschylus I: The Persians, The Seven Against Thebes, The Suppliant Maidens, Prometheus Bound (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Paperback 377544 $8.98 $5.65 2013
Prometheus Bound and Other Plays: Prometheus Bound, The Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, The Persians Paperback 265478 $7.31 $0.99 1961
Prometheus Bound Paperback 1642985 $8.95 2013
Prometheus Bound (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 65013 $1.01 $0.15 1996
Prometheus Bound Paperback 5674906 $4.99 2018
Prometheus Bound Kindle Edition 425470 2019
Prometheus Bound and Prometheus Unbound: Heritage Press in Slipcase Hardcover 3257205 $10.00
Prometheus Bound Paperback 2057571 $4.25 $1.99 2004
Prometheus Bound Paperback 1012358 $8.60 2020
Prometheus Bound and Other Plays Kindle Edition 3114500 2019
Prometheus Trilogy: Prometheus Bound translated by Henry David Thoreau with fragments and descriptions of Prometheus Unbound and Prometheus the Fire Bearer Paperback 647153 $12.95 $20.04 2019
Prometheus Bound and Other Plays Paperback 1292348 $7.99 $10.04 2019
Prometheus Bound (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) Paperback 310436 $34.99 $34.35 1983
Three Greek Plays: Prometheus Bound, Agamemnon, The Trojan Women Hardcover 2164068 $3.49
Three Greek Plays: Prometheus Bound, Agamemnon, the Trojan Women Mass Market Paperback 9118649 $2.95
Three Greek plays: Prometheus bound, Agamemnon, The Trojan women, Paperback 10984218 $0.95
Prometheus Bound and Other Plays: The Suppliants; Seven Against Thebes; The Persians (Classics) Kindle Edition 533909 $8.11 2003
Aeschylus I: The Persians, The Seven Against Thebes, The Suppliant Maidens, Prometheus Bound (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Kindle Edition 439979 $9.49 2013
Prometheus Bound Kindle Edition 506623 $5.35 2012
Prometheus Bound (Dover Thrift Editions) Kindle Edition 336497 $1.99 2012
Prometheus Bound (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 334853 $9.35 1975
Prometheus Bound (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Hardcover 2961159 $25.00 $4.08 1975
Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) Hardcover 5637276 $357.98 1983
Prometheus Bound Paperback 1065876 $11.21 2015
Prometheus Bound and Other Plays Kindle Edition 661841 $4.61 2010
Prometheus Bound Kindle Edition 657859 $3.99 2013
Prometheus Bound & Prometheus Unbound Hardcover 2543062 $9.99 1966
Prometheus Bound Paperback 5795089 $3.69 2012
Prometheus Bound Kindle Edition 741911 $0.99 2013
Prometheus Bound Paperback 7583638 $7.60 2011
Prometheus Bound Audible Audio Edition 67675 $6.95 2010
Prometheus Bound Hardcover 3098208 $23.39 $19.68 2010
Aeschylus: : Prometheus Bound Hardcover 3960625 $14.99
All That You've Seen Here Is God: New Versions of Four Greek Tragedies Sophocles' Ajax, Philoctetes, Women of Trachis; Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound (Vintage Original) Kindle Edition 95986 2015
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Prometheus Bound and Other Plays Paperback 2290394 $5.45 $0.47 2010
Prometheus Bound Audio CD 1321414 $6.98 $69.05 2011