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The Prometheus Bound has proved to be both the most problematic and the most influential of extant Greek tragedies. Especially during the past two hundred years the character here created has transcended the boundaries of nationality, ideology, and race: Goethe, Shelley, Marx, and—to judge by other published translations—modern Russia and China have in turn been fascinated by this being who is tortured by the gods for furthering the progress of humanity. Yet the interpretation of the play itself and its relation to the group of now-lost plays with which it was originally produced continue to arouse violent controversy. At the center of the controversy stand the questions, raised with increasing urgency during the twentieth century, whether the play is by Aeschylus at all and when it was written.
This monograph attempts a systematic answer to these questions. It first surveys the general conditions of the authenticity problem as they appeared after the redating of Aeschylus’ Supplices. Next, it catalogues in detail the stylistic, metrical, and thematic features of the Prometheus that have been supposed to tell against Aeschylus’ authorship. Finally, it suggests that these phenomena will not make sense on the assumption that the play was written by anyone other than Aeschylus, and that the date of composition must fall after the Oresteia, in the last two years of Aeschylus’ life. Given this definite context and date, many of the apparent problems of the Prometheus Bound either fall away or at least can be more precisely formulated by reference to the other extant tragedies of Aeschylus’ latest phase.
About the Author: C. J. Herington (1924–1997) taught classics at several universities.
Title: Author of the Prometheus Bound (The New ...
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Book Description University of Texas Press, Austin, 1970. hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP91161300
Book Description University of Texas Press. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2814425444
Book Description University of Texas Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Seller Inventory # G029270044XI3N01
Book Description University of Texas Press, 1970. Condition: Used: Good. Publisher: University of Texas PressDate of Publication: 1970Binding: cloth, blueEdition: Condition: Good/No JacketDescription: 8.25 Inches 029270044X Ex-Library Library discard. No jacket. Numbers on spine. Stamped, checkout items on endpapers. Very light wear. Pages clean. 135 pages. Bibliography. Footnotes. Seller Inventory # M10758
Book Description University of Texas Press, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG029270044X
Book Description University of Texas Press, 1970. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 135 pages. Dust jacket worn and frayed. Size: 8vo - over 7? - 9? Tall. Seller Inventory # 1947
Book Description University of Texas Press, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Front inner hinge has cracked away from textblock. Boards still firmly attached. DJ has minor edgewear to extremities. ; Looks at the questions: Whether the play is by Aeschylus at all and when it was written. ; The New Delphin Series, Number One; 135 pages. Seller Inventory # 4083
Book Description University of Texas Press, Austin and London, 1970. 135p., original blue cloth (The new Delphin series). Seller Inventory # 031778
Book Description 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. C. J. Herington. The Author of the “Prometheus Bound.” University of Texas Press Austin and London 1970, 135-page hardcover in near fine condition in near fine dust jacket. Jacket is price-clipped and has slight wear at top and bottom of spine. There is an owner signature on the ffep. Is it by Aeschylus? When was it written? That author concludes “yes,” and “after the Orestia.”. Seller Inventory # ABE-1517790409404
Book Description University of Texas Press, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 029270044X