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Prometheus Bound (Buckley Translation)

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By: (c. 525/524-456/455 BC)

Prometheus Bound, translated by Henry F. Cary, is a captivating and thought-provoking play that tells the story of Prometheus, a Titan who defies the almighty gods of Olympus in order to give fire to humanity. As punishment for his actions, Prometheus is chained to a rock and tormented by Zeus's eagle, all while foreseeing his own fate of eternal suffering.

Aeschylus's writing is powerful and lyrical, drawing readers in with its vivid imagery and compelling dialogue. The themes of defiance, power, and suffering resonate throughout the play, challenging readers to reflect on the consequences of challenging authority and the price of standing up for one's beliefs.

The character of Prometheus is a complex and tragic figure, torn between his desire to help humanity and the wrath of the gods. His resilience and courage in the face of overwhelming punishment make him a memorable and sympathetic protagonist.

Overall, Prometheus Bound is a timeless classic that continues to captivate readers with its enduring themes and timeless storytelling. A must-read for anyone interested in Greek mythology, philosophy, or timeless literature.

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"Prometheus Bound" is the only complete tragedy of the Prometheia trilogy, traditionally assumed to be the work of Aeschylus. Jupiter has turned against Prometheus for protecting mankind and has ordered him to be chained to a rock. But Prometheus is comforted by his knowledge of a way to bring about the downfall of Jupiter.

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