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Prometheus Bound

Author Aeschylus
Narrator Robin Field
Runtime 1.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher Mission Audio
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Release Date November 29, 2010
Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)
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 – And in one brief sentence learn the whole at once—All arts among the human race are from Prometheus. 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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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 – and in one brief sentence learn the whole at once—all arts among the human race are from Prometheus.

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.

Translated by E.H. Plumptre.