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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,584 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Aeschylus Narrator: Robin Field Publisher: Mission Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When a jealous Zeus discovers that the compassionate Titan, Prometheus, has introduced the gift of fire to liberate mere mortals from oppression and servitude, he has Prometheus bound to a rocky prison in the Scythian desert, where the god discloses the reason for his punishment.

Prometheus Bound is one of only seven surviving plays by the prolific Athenian playwright, Aeschylus. Born into a noble family in 525 BC, Aeschylus is credited with having introduced dialogue into the Greek drama, and indeed is a father of modern theater.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sam | 2/20/2014

    " I don't think this was the translation I read (my notes say Podlecki, Dawson, Lembke, Roche), but I can't find the one I did read. Great plays though. Aeschylus remains my favorite of the Greek dramatists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steve | 2/18/2014

    " An ancient Greek tragedy, consisting mostly of monologues or discussion between two people. Prometheus, the Titan is chained to a mountain as punishment for giving mankind the gift of fire. Prometheus hints at the overthrow of Zeus and tells of his other gifts to humanity and is visited by Io, whose travels he predicts and the birth of Heracles who will free him. Hermes visits Prometheus on behalf of Zeus demanding to know who will overthrow Zeus, when Prometheus refuses, Zeus strikes him with a thunderbolt, sending him into an abyss. A short play with several interesting monologues and an open ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maxfield | 2/14/2014

    " I didn't read this version, I read the Project Gutenberg version. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Keith | 1/23/2014

    " I read only The Persians translated by Seth Benardette. This is not a very compelling play to read. It is a long lament by the Persians who had lost a war to the Athenians. In performance, with music and staging, it may have been a more compelling piece, but on the page it is rather anticlimatic.(less) "

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