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all one's days

What gain then is it for me to live? but why did I not quickly fling myself from this rough precipice, that dashing on the plain I had rid myself of all my pangs? 18 more words


the man-detesting host

And surmounting its peaks that neighbor on the stars, thou must go into a southward track, where thou wilt come to the man-detesting host of Amazons, who hereafter shall make a settlement, Themiscyra, on the banks of Thermodon, where lies the rugged Salmydessian sea-gorge, a host by mariners hated, a step-dame to ships; and they will conduct thee on thy way, and that right willingly.

Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound


the highest advantage

Suffer me to sicken in this said sickness, since ’tis of the highest advantage for one that is wise not to seem to be wise.

Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound


Euripides: Alcestis

In the 2004 film, Alexander, Alexander the Great addresses his army before the battle of Gaugamela – “I say to you what every warrior has known since the beginning of time: conquer your fear and I promise you, you will conquer death!” Conquering death is a feat that has fascinated mankind from time immemorial. 557 more words


Calling back to my first post.

Therefore, considering that Eros is a mighty and most powerful deity, and that the golden Aphrodite is so too, I recollect the verses of Euripides on the subject, and say:-

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Prometheus Bound: An Adaptation

During university, there was a class I attended in which each student had a classic piece of folklore or mythology assigned to them, and were then tasked with retelling it in any way we saw fit. 4,078 more words

Freud IS Prometheus: Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound - a framework to examine Freud's personal life & psychological theory

In this discussion I want to perform an intellectual exercise that will involve looking at the ancient myth of Prometheus Bound through the perspective of the psychological system… 5,797 more words

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