Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus, and Prometheus Unbound, by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Limited Editions Club (1965)

Prometheus Bound, attributed to the great Greek tragedian Aeschylus, is a reknowned classical tragedy stemming from the myth of Prometheus, a Titan who gave fire to mankind and was subsequently punished by the god Zeus for doing so. Those who remember the myth will recall that Zeus had Prometheus bound to a rock while a great eagle ate his liver every day only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day. While Hesiod famously presents … Continue reading Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus, and Prometheus Unbound, by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Limited Editions Club (1965)

The Oresteian Trilogy, by Aeschylus, The Allen Press (1982)

The Lewis and Dorothy Allen Press was, in a word, awesome. Always producing books entirely by hand, the output of their labors is always a wonder to behold. Take for instance their 1982 publication of The Oresteian Trilogy by Aeschylus. It certainly has to be one of the most beautiful editions of this classic ever done. Classically designed with Greek-letter calligraphy and Greek decorations hand-set … Continue reading The Oresteian Trilogy, by Aeschylus, The Allen Press (1982)