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September 2, 2009

Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus

Filed under: Classic,Greek,Play — pha9 @ 3:39 pm

Prometheus Bound (Greek: Προμηθεύς Δεσμώτης / Promētheus Desmōtēs) 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.[1] 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.

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