Paul Roche

Paul Roche Paul Roche (1916-2007) was a British poet, classical scholar, translator, and professor of English. Roche received degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He published two collections of poetry, as well as several translations of works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Sappho, and Plautus. Roche taught and worked at a number of American universities and colleges, including a position as poet-in-residence at the California Institute of the Arts in 1972. Roche authored Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound (Mentor Classics, 1964; reprinted by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1990, 1998) and Three Plays by Plautus (Mentor Classics, 1968; reprinted by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2005).

Paul Roche's Books

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  • Aeschylus Prometheus Bound

    Translator: Paul Roche   Illustrator: Thom Kapheim
    Product Code: 2387
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-238-9

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    In his Prometheus Bound, the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus presents the dramatic conflict between the free spirit of human progress and the limitations set by divine law. Prometheus was chained to a mountain, sentenced to endure a hideous and eternal torture for wresting fire from the gods to bring it to earth. His story has become a universal symbol for human strength of character, achievement, and enlightenment. Roche's translation captures the force, the beauty and the nobility of the original play.