Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies
Excerpt from the article: "The Prometheus bound is a lively testament to the Greek intellectual achievement of the sixth and fifth centuries B.C.E. In Aeschylus’ poetry one finds subtle reflections of the new learning and advances in both ethical and natural philosophy.1 For instance, Apollo’s defense of Orestes, that the mother is not even related to her children, but rather that the father provides the “seed” and the generative material, evinces the current state of medical theory and anticipates Aristotle’s efficient cause.2..."
Irby, Georgia L., Prometheus Bound and Contemporary Trends in Greek Natural Philosophy (2008). Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, 48(2), 133-157.