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Aeschylos – Prometheus Bound Aeschylos and Prometheus Bound This tragedy is based on the story of Prometheus’ punishment at the hands of Zeus o Prometheus means foresight o Was a Titan, the immortal race that came before the Olympian gods o He was a particular friend to mankind, helping them and promoting their interests o His actions, however, did not ingratiate him to Zeus, the king of the gods, who preferred to keep mankind down and without power o As a result, Prometheus and Zeus often butted heads, with predictable results o In one case, Prometheus stole fire from the gods, hid it in a hollow stalk of fennel, and gave it to man His deception enabled mankind to have fire and light, but this act greatly angered Zeus This is the principle cause behind the events that occur in the play The ancient author Hesiod, however, details a further episode, not mentioned by Aeschylos In the Theogony and Works and Days, Hesiod recounts an episode
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