CWW: Prometheus

October 21, 2015 – It’s Classical Wisdom Wednesday, presented by Classical Wisdom Weekly — bringing ancient wisdom to modern minds, every Wednesday morning before your first cup of coffee.

Today we are looking at ancient mythology and the story of Prometheus, the creator of man and the original benefactor of mankind.

Originally penned by the ancient poet, Hesiod, in about 700 BC, Prometheus is more than just a popular legend. He has become a symbol of human advancement and the sacrifices that are often made in the name of progress. You might just be surprised at some of the authors who borrow from the legend of Prometheus to make such a point!

Your guide through the classical landscape is Van Bryan, Associate Editor of Classical Wisdom Weekly. You can catch Classical Wisdom Wednesday every week before your first cup of coffee, right here on the History Author Show.

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