Work of | Aeschylus
Director | Leo Muscato
Translator | Roberto Vecchioni


The god of fire, Hephaestus, nails the rebel Prometheus to a rock of Scythia (between Poland, Kazakhstan, and southeastern Ukraine), under the watchful eye of Cratos (Power) and Bia (Force). Prometheus is punished for having gifted men with fire. At the blows hammered with roar, a pack of Oceanine comes, to which Prometheus tells of having first helped Zeus against the rebellious Titans, of which he was part, then of having passed on the side of men. Ocean, a relative and friend of Prometheus, arrives in flight to induce him to bend to Zeus, but he does not succeed. Then comes the cow Io, a victim like him of Zeus and then of Era, to whom the Titan predicts her future and the end of Zeus. Hermes uselessly tries to know what it will be, and Prometheus is plunged into the bowels of the Earth.