Prometheus and the evolution of the relationship between humans and technology

Simona Chiodo


The aim of this article is making use of the literary figure of Prometheus as a promising tool to try to understand some essential aspects of our relationship with technology, namely, its own historical root in Western culture, as well as its evolution. After having reasoned on what changes moving from the ancient Prometheus, represented by Hesiod, Aeschylus, Plato, and Ovid, to Mary Shelley’s modern Prometheus, I shall make use of some of these clues to try to reason on the future of technology, namely, on what kind of destination this trajectory may have.


Prometheus;Technology;Western culture

Full Text:



  • There are currently no refbacks.

ISSN 0585-4733

Mimesis Edizioni
Via Monfalcone 17/19, Sesto San Giovanni (MI)
mimesis @