Taylor & Francis, 2006 - 155 páginas
Contiene : Acknowledgments. - List of Illustrations. - Genealogical Table. - Why Prometheus? - Who is Prometheus? - Classic Texts: The Wellspring of Myths. - What is myth? - Why are Myths so Important? - The myth of Prometheus. - Promethean Themes: Fire, Rebellion, Creativity, and Work. - Prometheus and the Human Condition. - Survey of Scholarship and Overview of the Book. - Key Ideas Chapter one: The Trickster: Hesiod's Prometheus Hesiod and his Times Hesiod's Prometheus. - Prometheus vs. Zeus: A battle of wits. - Prometheus as Trickster. - Prometheus and the Human Condition. - Chapter Summary. - Chapter two: The Cult of Prometheus at Athens. - Fire in Greek Culture. - Prometheus in Athenian Myth. - Prometheus in cult. - Torch Race. - Prometheus, Satyrs, and Fire. - Prometheus, Fire, and Fifth-Century Athens. - Chapter Summary. - Chapter three: Political Rebel and Cultural Hero: Prometheus in Athenian literature. - Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound. - From Trickster to Rebel. - From Hope to Prophecy. - Prometheus and Progress. - Plato's Protagoras. - The Comic Prometheus. - Chapter Summary. - Prometheus Afterwards Chapter four: The Romantic Prometheus Goethe's Prometheus and Artistic Creativity. - The Political Prometheus. Shelley's Prometheus Unbound and the Power of Love. - Prometheus and Napoleon. - Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus. - Chapter Summary Chapter five: Prometheus in the Contemporary Age Prometheus in the Arts. - The Most Promethean of the Prometheans: Breakthroughs in Science and Technology. - The Ambiguous Promethean Legacy. - Tony Harrison's Prometheus. - The Technological Prometheus. - Prometheus and the Worker: Homo Faber. - Fire and Poetry. - Etymologies: What Use is Prometheus? - Chapter Summary Further Reading Works Cited.
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