The scope of this article is to explore the body of Aeschylus’ play Prometheus Bound and to analyze the meanings attributed to the concept of teaching and learning. According to Aeschylus, all of man’s technical and coginitive skills
derive from Prometheus: especially teaching at a very early stage using specific techniques and skills such as guidance, education, the ability to improve, managing student behavior, setting goals, and understanding. It seems that the history of the duality ‘teaching-learning’ is deeply rooted in the ancient theatrical play Prometheus Bound. It appears that the educational role of ‘fire’ and ‘time’ is of such great significance in Aeschylus’ philosophical conception that constitutes
them as the primary principles over many others. And Prometheus, the ontological equivalent of these principles, teaches mankind to teach itself, through sciences and disciplines such as mathematics, geography, astronomy, and medicine.
Philosophy of Education, Theory of Education, teaching terminology, Prometheus