CLAS-C - Classical Studies CLAS-C 205 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Oceanid, Theogony, Aeschylus

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Prometheus is son of titan iapetus and oceanid clymene. First son is atlas, then menoetius, prometheus, epimetheus. Ocean-id is daughter (or descendant) of ocean(us) and tethys. Omission: where whence are men who eat bread. Deceives zeus 1: etiology of sacrifice at mecon /sicyon pg 110. Prometheus was never a man (line 543: zeus"s response regarding men. Ash trees helped make fire for the mortal men, zeus took away any fire. Lets prometheus go to make heracles look good. Aeschylus, prometheus bound, in the 5th century, 111-113. Greek dramatist at beginning of classical era. Female who would give birth to a son greater than his father, zeus was told: prometheus reveals who the female is. In a myth of evolution or development of humans, prometheus is educator-especially originator of culture and arts/skills. Zeus"s plan to make evil for man. The creation of woman in theogony is not only the variant form of that story.

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