Alcestis


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Al·ces·tis

 (ăl-sĕs′tĭs)
n. Greek Mythology
The wife of King Admetus of Thessaly, who agreed to die in place of her husband and was later rescued from Hades by Hercules.

Alcestis

(ælˈsɛstɪs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the wife of king Admetus of Thessaly. To save his life, she died in his place, but was rescued from Hades by Hercules

Al•ces•tis

(ælˈsɛs tɪs)

n.
(in Greek myth) the wife of Admetus, who died in her husband's place and was brought back from the underworld by Hercules.
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And those that held Pherae by the Boebean lake, with Boebe, Glaphyrae, and the populous city of Iolcus, these with their eleven ships were led by Eumelus, son of Admetus, whom Alcestis bore to him, loveliest of the daughters of Pelias.
The funeral of a rich person was to them what the funeral of Alcestis or Ophelia is to the educated.
In his later years, Hughes translated Wedekind's Spring Awakening, Lorca's Blood Wedding, Racine's Phedre, Aeschylus's The Oresteia and Euripides's Alcestis, so that this very English poet was, paradoxically, given to translation and to expanding the boundaries of his poetry and of English poetry with this intercultural and international exchange past and present.
El Ciclope, Alcestis, Medea, Los Heraclidas Hipolito, Andromaca, Hecuba.
En la segunda linea de interpretacion, para resolver la pregunta anterior, la autora analiza cuatro de las obras de Euripides: Alcestis, Hipolito, Ion, Orestes e Ifigenia.
17-34); Alcestis (438 BC) (35-50); Medea (431 BC) (51-70); The Children of Heracles (Heraclidae, ca.
SOPHOMORE CLASS First Session Second Session Satires of Horace; Alcestis of Cicero de Officiis; de Amicitia; de Euripides; Trigonometry; Senectute; Homer's Iliad; Euripides; Mensuration, Surveying Linear Perspective And Navigation; Latin and and Analytical Geometry; Latin and Greek Exercises; Greek Greek Exercises; Greek Testament, continued.
myth of Alcestis in Moesia Superior', Archaeologia Bulgarica 12,1,
8) Carlo Maria Maggi, whose tragedy Griselda di Saluzzo served as a model for the majority of theatrical Griseldas in the eighteenth century (Smarr 205), (9) names Griselda's "Heroica tolerantia" (III, 414) and likens her to Alcestis (from Euripidean tragedy) and Dido (from Virgilian epic); his Griselda is unequivocally a human martyr figure, and not a divine one.
Blanchard's Antigone Travestie (1845), Robert Brough's Medea; or, the Best of Mothers, with a Brute of a Husband (1856) and Francis Talfourd's Alcestis, the Original Strong-Minded Woman (1850) and Electra in a New Electric Light (1859), evinces the difficulties which often arise for an anthologist, whose task involves not simply selecting texts, but also complex textual archaeology and the making of annotations and other paratextual documents to the works anthologised.
Indeed, Chapter 2 follows quite closely the itinerary along which the figure of Clizia turns from a carnally loved woman with human traits, in the first phase of Occasioni (1933-1937), to a visiting angel who starts assuming magic and goddesslike connotations in the second poetic phase (1938 1940), and finally is transformed into a Christ-like figure who chooses to sacrifice her love and life not only to save her lover (as Alcestis offered to do for her husband Admetus), but also to redeem all of humanity.
Their topics include gods wise and foolish: Euripides and Greek literature from Homer to Plutarch, wisdom through experience: Theseus and Adrastus in Euripides' Suppliant Women, the Delphic school of government: Apollonian wisdom and Athenian folly in Euripides' Ion, the language of wisdom in Sophocles' Philoktetes and Euripides' Bacchae, and the leopard-skin of Heracles: traditional wisdom and untraditional madness in a Ghanaian Alcestis.