Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound (English) (XML Header) [genre: poetry; drama; tragedy; suspect] [word count] [Aesch. PV].
<<Aesch. PV 36 Aesch. PV 61 (Greek) >>Aesch. PV 88

61

Power Now rivet this one too and securely, so that he may learn, for all his cleverness, that he is a fool compared to Zeus.

Hephaestus None but he could justly blame my work.

Power Now drive the adamantine wedge's stubborn edge straight 65through his chest with your full force.

Hephaestus Alas, Prometheus, I groan for your sufferings.

Power What! Shrinking again and groaning over the enemies of Zeus? Take care, so that the day does not come when you shall grieve for yourself.

Hephaestus You see a spectacle grievous for eyes to behold.

Power 70I see this man getting his deserts. Come, cast the girths about his sides.

Hephaestus I must do this; spare me your needless ordering.

Power Indeed, I'll order you, yes and more—I'll hound you on. Get down below, and ring his legs by force.

Hephaestus 75There now! The work's done and without much labor.

Power Now hammer the piercing fetters with your full force; for the appraiser of our work is severe.

Hephaestus The utterance of your tongue matches your looks.

Power Be softhearted then, 80but do not attack my stubborn will and my harsh mood.

Hephaestus Let us be gone, since he has got the fetters on his limbs.Exit

Power There now, indulge your insolence, keep on wresting from the gods their honors to give them to creatures of a day. Are mortals able to lighten your load of sorrow? 85Falsely the gods call you Prometheus, [Note]for you yourself need forethought to free yourself from this handiwork.Exeunt Power and Force



Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound (English) (XML Header) [genre: poetry; drama; tragedy; suspect] [word count] [Aesch. PV].
<<Aesch. PV 36 Aesch. PV 61 (Greek) >>Aesch. PV 88

Powered by PhiloLogic