Aeschylus Writing Styles in Prometheus Bound

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Chorus

In Greek tragedy, a dozen or so men comprise the chorus, who comment on and interpret the action unfolding on stage and underscore the play's themes and conflicts. In many ways, they stand in for the audience. For example, the Oceanides react to Prometheus and Io much as the audience would; they ask the questions and express the emotions likely to arise during an audience's viewing of the play. The Chorus performed their lyrics in song and dance, though the music and choreography have been lost.

Hamartia

In a tragedy, the event or act that causes the hero's or heroine's downfall is known as hamartia. In Prometheus Bound, the Titan's rebellion against Zeus in giving fire to humanity sets the tragedy in motion and leads to his imprisonment.

Tetralogy

During dramatic com petition in Athens, held annually to celebrate the god Dionysus, called the Dionysia, winning playwrights presented...

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