Clarification/Follow-up by henriyaz on 05/18/06 7:33 am:
please let me know if you can explain or make it clear to me me of the similar passage( I will send to you after your approval)- something like above.As I do not understand of the version which is too high for me to follow:-(
Clarification/Follow-up by henriyaz on 05/19/06 3:46 pm:
hi again..here's the story..
Prometheus was one of the Titans, a gigantic race, who inhabited the
earth before the creation of man. To him and his brother Epimetheus
was committed the office of making man, and providing him and all
other animals with the faculties necessary for their preservation.
Epimetheus undertook to do this, and Prometheus was to overlook his
work, when it was done. Epimetheus accordingly proceeded to bestow
upon the different animals the various gifts of courage, strength,
swiftness, sagacity; wings to one, claws to another, a shelly covering
to a third, etc. But when man came to be provided for, who was to be
superior to all other animals, Epimetheus had been so prodigal of his
resources that he had nothing left to bestow upon him.
In his perplexity he resorted to his brother Prometheus, who, with the
aid of Minerva (Athena), went up to heaven, and lighted his torch at
the chariot of the sun. and brought down fire to man. With this gift
man was more than a match for all other animals. It enabled him to
make weapons wherewith to subdue them; tools with which to cultivate
the earth; to warm his dwelling, so as to be comparatively independent
of climate; and finally to introduce the arts and to coin money, the
means of trade and commerce.
Prometheus has been a favourite subject with the poets. He is
represented as the friend of mankind, who interposed in their behalf
when Jove was incensed against them, and who taught them civilization
and the arts. But as, in so doing, he transgressed the will of
Jupiter, he drew down on himself the anger of the ruler of gods and
men. Jupiter had him chained to a rock on Mount Caucasus, where a
vulture preyed on his liver, which was renewed as fast as devoured.
This state of torment might have been brought to an end at any time by
Prometheus, if he had been willing, to submit to his oppressor; for he
possessed a secret which involved the stability of Jove's throne, and
if he would have revealed it, he might have been at once taken into
But that he disdained to do. He has therefore become the symbol of
magnanimous endurance of unmerited suffering, and strength of will
But It's quite confusing as this was taken & reduced from the given
many txs... Hope you shall brief in simple & easy to follow. many txs
Clarification/Follow-up by henriyaz on 05/22/06 5:54 am:
hi..again-this is not homework.
But It's quite confusing as I do not understand of the version which is too high for me to follow:-(