Friday, April 5, 2013

Cigarette?

Hephaestus,
now it is your duty to carry out
those orders you received from Father Zeus—
to nail this troublemaker firmly down
against these high, steep cliffs, shackling him
in adamantine chains that will not break.*
For he in secret stole your pride and joy
and handed it to men—the sacred fire
which fosters all the arts. For such a crime,
he must pay retribution to the gods,
so he will learn to bear the rule of Zeus
and end that love he has for humankind.
- Aeschylus, "Prometheus Bound"

4 comments:

nicrap said...

hehe.

Thersites said...

What you you giggling about? ;P

Thersites said...

Is it the picture of Prometheus chained to a rock with "Constitution" engraved on it?

nicrap said...

sorry, fj. I didn't see your comments. No, it was just the title... :)