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Prometheus Bound | Section Summaries

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Timeline of Events

  • Beginning of the play

    Hephaestus chains Prometheus to the rocky cliff.

    Prologos
  • Later

    The Chorus arrives to sympathize with Prometheus.

    Parodos
  • Later

    Prometheus explains why he is being punished to Oceanus.

    Episode 1
  • Later

    Oceanus urges Prometheus to curb his speech.

    Episode 1
  • Later

    Prometheus describes in detail all he did for humankind.

    Episode 2
  • Later

    Prometheus reveals Io's future and explains how he will be freed by one of her descendants.

    Episode 3
  • Later

    Hermes demands Prometheus tell who the woman is that will bear a son who will overthrow Zeus.

    Exodos
  • Later

    Zeus causes a natural catastrophe to occur, and Prometheus is swallowed into the earth.

    Exodos

Section Summaries Chart

Section Summary
Prologos Two attendants of Zeus, Strength (often translated as Power) and Violence, drag Prometheus to the barren wastes of remot... Read More
Parodos The Chorus members tell Prometheus they are his friends and have come after having heard the sounds of Hephaestus poundi... Read More
Episode 1 Prometheus explains to the Chorus when the gods first broke into two factions—those who wanted to overthrow Cronos and e... Read More
Stasimon 1 The Chorus says it is weeping for Prometheus and Zeus, like a tyrant, rules by "laws of his own invention." Mortals all ... Read More
Episode 2 Prometheus explains to the Chorus he gave mortals the ability to reason and reflect: "At first / Mindless, I gave them m... Read More
Stasimon 2 The Chorus hopes always to honor the gods and never to make Zeus angry, but it shudders at the sight of Prometheus who, ... Read More
Episode 3 Io, "the girl with horns," enters and asks Prometheus who he is and why he is being punished. She is being followed and ... Read More
Stasimon 3 The Chorus then sings it is best for a person not to marry above their station in life, and best not to long to wed some... Read More
Exodos Prometheus swears one day Zeus will make a marriage that will "hurl him out / Of throne and sovereignty into oblivion." ... Read More
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