Anthony J. Podlecki is a retired Professor of Classics at the University of British Columbia. He has written many books, with a major focus on the interaction between the literature and the history of ancient Greece of the archaic and classical periods. These include 'Perikles and his Circle' (Routledge) and 'The Political Background to Aeschylean Tragedy' (Bristol Classical Press).
Editor's Preface Introduction 1. Prometheus, Bringer-of-fire 2. Prometheus in archaic Greece 3. Associated myths 4. Near Eastern parallels 5. Prometheus in fifth-century cult 6. Prometheus philanthropes: the fifth-century idea of progress 7. The Prometheus Bound in its trilogy; possible sequels 8. The "Problem" of Zeus 9. Prometheus in ancient Greek art 10. True Promethean fire 11. The Text of Prometheus Bound Symbols in the Apparatus Criticus Greek Text (with Apparatus) and facing Translation Commentary Appendices 1. The Authenticity of Prometheus Bound 2. The Geography of Prometheus Bound Bibliography and Abbreviations
The Introduction is worth the price of the book on its own. But the Commentary too is superb...every school and University Classics Department should purchase at least one copy."
Size: 210 × 149 mm
Publication: October 25, 2005
Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts