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Chapter 4: Prometheus and the First Men

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Pherekydes FGrH 3F17 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, pp. 65-66, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

Aischylos, Sphinx fr 235 R – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta 3, p. 342, ed. S. L. Radt. Göttingen 1985.

Athen 15.674d – Athenaios, The Deipnosophists

Greek Text

Astr 2.15.4 – Hyginus, De Astronomia

But he didn’t go so far as to free him from all binding, since he had sworn to that, but for commemoration bade him bind his finger with the two things, namely, with stone and with iron.  Latin Text

Σ Ecl 6.42 – Probus, Scholia to Virgil, Eclogues – Servii Grammatici qui feruntur in Vergilii Bucolica et Georgica Commentarii, pp. 72-3, ed. G. Thilo. Leipzig 1881.

It is said that Prometheus, son of Iapetus and Clymene, after creating men, ascended to heaven with the help of Minerva and after bringing a torch up to the circle of the Sun he stole the fire, which he made known to men. For this reason the enraged gods sent two evils to earth, women and diseases, as both Sappho and Hesiod say. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  Latin Text

Paris, Cabinet des Médailles 542: Attic red-figure cup by Douris, Hera and Prometheus


Monumenti inediti pubblicati dall’Instituto di corrispondenza archeologica 5 (1849-53), pl. 35

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Is 8.31-6 – Pindar, Isthmian

Wise Themis spoke in their midst and said that it was fated that the sea-goddess should bear a princely son, stronger than his father, who would wield another weapon in his hand more powerful than the thunderbolt or the irresistible trident, if she lay with Zeus or one of his brothers.  Greek Text

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Artistic sources edited by R. Ross Holloway, Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor Emeritus, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown Univ., and Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, December 2019.

Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, January 2022

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