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  Admetus - LoveToKnow 1911
ADMETUS, in Greek legend, son of Pheres, king of Pherae in Thessaly.
When Admetus was attacked by an illness that threatened to lead to his premature death, Apollo persuaded the Moerae (Fates) to prolong his life, provided any one could be found to die in his place.
She is said to have been rescued from the hands of Death by Heracles, who arrived upon the scene at an opportune moment; a later story represents her as cured of a dangerous illness by his skill.
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 Admetus the Artist
It is Admetus' futile position that activates the chorus in the next stasimon, a temporally illogical song: they pray for help, for release, for a way out of this disaster and still they sing of Alcestis as if she is already dead.
Admetus is so vague until his iambic speech in the second episode that it is almost as if he were the one in the liminal space between life and death.
And thus, Admetus, having promised total sensual deprivation (line 347, "for you have taken the joy from my life" is the low point for himself and for her), begins to re-animate his world.
www.class.uidaho.edu /luschnig/GTC/11b.htm   (3881 words)

  
 Admetus
In Greek mythology, Admetus was a king of Pherae[?] in Thessaly, succeeding his father Pheres after whom the city was named.
During this time he served Admetus him well, the god promised him that when it came time for King Admetus to die, another would be allowed to take his place instead.
Later Admetus was succeeded by his son Eumelus, who led the people of Pherae and Iolcus in the Trojan War.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ad/Admetus.html   (154 words)

  
 Part III. The Heroes of the Quest. Chapter V. Admetus. I. Colum, Padraic. 1921. The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who ...
Admetus did not know that it was one of the immortal gods who was in his house and in his fields.
Admetus had known her from the first time he had come into that courtyard as a little child, and he had never seen aught in her face but a heavy misery.
Admetus took the man’s shriveled hand, and he asked him if he would not take the king’s place and go with Death that was coming for him.
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 The Internet Classics Archive | Alcestis by Euripides
For a man comes to the dwelling of Pheres, sent by Eurystheus to fetch a horse-drawn chariot from the harsh-wintered lands of Thrace; and he shall be a guest in the house of Admetus, and by force shall he tear this woman from you.
ADMETUS dissembles his grief throughout this scene, in obedience to the laws of hospitality, which were particularly reverenced in Thessaly.
Admetus, a man should speak freely to his friends, and not keep reproaches silent in his heart.
classics.mit.edu /Euripides/alcestis.html   (7290 words)

  
 Alcestis, Euripides Criticism and Essays
She prepares to meet Thanatos, Death, and on her last day, has Admetus promise that he will care for their children and never remarry, which would cause a stepmother to be inflicted on her offspring.
Admetus feels it is his duty to be a gracious host and conceals the unpleasant news from his guest, who stuffs himself with food, drinks mightily, and sings wildly.
Heracles offers her to Admetus, but he does not know who she is because she is covered and, since he has vowed to remain celibate for his remaining years, he refuses to accept her.
www.enotes.com /classical-medieval-criticism/alcestis-euripides   (890 words)

  
 Alcestis - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
She married Admetus, King of Pherae, whose herds the god Apollo was...
The story of Admetus and Alcestis originates in a row between three of the Greek gods: Apollo the sun god, Hades (Pluto) god of the underworld, and...
- wife of Admetus: in Greek mythology, the daughter of Pelias and wife of Admetus, King of Pherae.
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 Admetus
Apollo, who served him according to some accounts out of attachment to him or according to others because he was obliged to serve a mortal for one year for having slain the Cyclops.
On the day of his marriage with Alcestis, Admetus neglected to offer a sacrifice to Artemis, and when in the evening he entered the bridal chamber, he found there a number of snakes rolled up in a lump.
Moirae to grant to Admetus deliverance from death, if at the hour of his death his father, mother, or wife would die for him.
bulfinch.englishatheist.org /b/pantheon/Admetus.htm   (208 words)

  
 PlanetPapers - Alcestis
Admetus, the king, has been fated to die yet, due to his alliance with Apollo, is given the chance to find a replacement.
Drew goes further to comment that this is Heracles’s revenge against Admetus for tricking him into believing that she who died is a stranger and not Alcestis.1 This is a terrible proposition that tends to disturb a reader and, through the examination of the text, seems to be rather incorrect.
In one aspect, this drama has the downfall and death of Alcestis and the shame of Admetus as he is displayed as the selfish creature that he truly is. This is the tragedy of the drama, yet there is still the concept of comedy in Alcestis.
www.planetpapers.com /Assets/1977.php   (1909 words)

  
 Old Greek Stories - Admetus and Alcestis (by James Baldwin)
Admetus was very kind to him, as he was to all his servants, and the food and clothing which he gave him were of the best in the land.
Admetus and Alcestis lived together happily for a long time, and all the people in their little kingdom loved and blessed them.
Admetus sat by the couch where his young queen lay, and held her cold hand in his own.
www.authorama.com /old-greek-stories-10.html   (2170 words)

  
 CHAPTER XXIII. Achelous And Hercules- Admetus And Alcestis- Antigone- Penelope.
Admetus was a suitor, with others, for the hand of Alcestis, the daughter of Pelias, who promised her to him who should come for her in a chariot drawn by lions and boars.
Admetus, in his joy at this reprieve, thought little of the ransom, and perhaps remembering the declarations of attachment which he had often heard from his courtiers and dependents fancied that it would be easy to find a substitute.
Alcestis sickened as Admetus revived, and she was rapidly sinking to the grave.
www.sacred-texts.com /cla/bulf/bulf22.htm   (2622 words)

  
 Euripides, Alcestis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Apollo Standing in front of the facade of the Royal Palace at PHERAE in Thessaly, the god tells that he is temporarily the slave of the King Admetus, at the command of Zeus (because Apollo had killed the Cyclopes, because Zeus had killed Asklepios).
As Herdsman to Admetus, Apollo had made the herds increase, and had helped Admetus win his wife Alcestis, daughter of Pelias (son of Poseidon and Tyro), by yoking a lion and a wild boar to a chariot.
Admetus accepts the gift out of politeness, whereupon she is revealed to be Alcestis.
www.csun.edu /~hcfll004/alcestis.html   (941 words)

  
 Heracles
Admetus was the king of Pherae and husband of Alcestis, daughter of Pelias.
When the sun god Apollo had to serve Admetus for one year as his servant, Admetus had treated the god well, because Admetus was known for being the most pious ruler in Greece.
Admetus allowed Heracles to enjoy feast, while Admetus was secretly mourning for his wife in the other room.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/heracles.html   (8611 words)

  
 Alcestis and Admetus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Apollo, in return for all of Admetus' kindness, promised him that when it came time for him to die, if he could find someone willing to die in his place, Death would take that person instead.
As Admetus slipped closer to death, he went to his parents and asked them to die for him.
Admetus had never dreamed of asking his wife to die for him, which was why her death came to him as such a traumatic experience.
library.thinkquest.org /23057/seven/alcest.html   (472 words)

  
 KET | DL | Latin II | Year In Review | Types of Pronouns
At this time Admetus was also the suitor of Alcestis and thus the story begins.
Apollo helped Admetus meet the demands of her father Pelias (arriving in a chariot drawn by lions and boars).
Manes of horses were ordered to be sheared, there was to be no music in Pheare for a year; the males were all to shave their heads, and everyone was to wear fl clothing.
www.dl.ket.org /latin2/grammar/yearinreview/pronoun_review-a.htm   (487 words)

  
 Admetus
Because he had been treated well, the god granted Admetus a favor; upon his dying hour, another could take his place.
Admetus fell in love with Alcestis, but her father, King Pelias, would only give permission if Admetus would come for her in a chariot drawn by lions and boars.
However, Heracles, who was present at that time, intervened, and Alcestis was reunited with her husband.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/admetus.html   (113 words)

  
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It seemed a fine idea to both Admetus and Apollo, however Death made one stipulation, the substitute had to be a voluntary one.
Admetus assures his friend that it was simply an outsider and that Heracles was very welcome to stay.
It is not until Admetus begins to understand the true pain of his deeds, that the veil drops from Alcestis’ face and her husband recognizes her.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1984/2/84.02.06.x.html   (4190 words)

  
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Admetus looked at her and tried to make up his mind about what was the best thing to do.
Admetus, according to Macavity, a bit odd, a loner, and, the most important thing of all, he was Munkustrap's brother.
Admetus nodded and rested his head against her shoulder for a moment.
members.tripod.com /~Ungureanu/index-metus.html   (2113 words)

  
 Jellicle Dancers: Characters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Admetus on the video is a young, quiet, grey cat.
Admetus was a character in Greek mythology and George means "farmer".
He is played by the same actor who plays Admetus in the video, the same actor as the one who plays Alonzo in London and the same actor as the one who played Plato and Macavity on Broadway.
www.carryl.com /cats/info/characters.html   (2936 words)

  
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Admetus stared at her for a couple of seconds before he understood the meaning of the words.
Admetus was on his knees, next to the motionless body of Meluseth.
Admetus kissed her still smiling lips and with tears streaming down his face he whispered the words to the song he had sung to her the night they first kissed.
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 Alcestis
During this time he served as a shepherd for King Admetus of Pherae[?] in Thessaly.
Since Admetus treated Apollo well, the god promised him that when it came time for King Admetus to die, another would be allowed to take his place.
Her father, though, King Pelias would only give permission if Admetus rode a chariot pulled by lions and boars and other wild animals.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/al/Alcestis.html   (141 words)

  
 Study Guide : Euripides' Alcestis
Admetus) usually received rewards from their divine guests.
Apollo, who was serving Admetus at the time, yoked the lion and the boar for Admetus and in this way Admetus won the hand of Alcestis.
Along with Eumelus, the son of Alcestis and Admetus, Acastus sailed with Jason and the Argonauts in search of the golden fleece.
www3.baylor.edu /~John_Thorburn/alcestis.html   (1410 words)

  
 sept1999
Admetus...whether to the Sun, Neptune or whatever, working with Admetus means that you "limit or reduce" the playing field...and set yourself to the long haul.
Admetus brings things to a standstill; Neptune isn't the most stalwart of energies, so the grind of Admetus can wear Neptune out.
The presence of a Sphinx and the possibility of a Jupiter-Neptune as well as the enduring of Admetus are part of her travails.
www.treehousemountain.com /html/sept1999.htm   (3760 words)

  
 Mythology Guide - Admetus and Alcestis
Admetus was a suitor, with others, for the hand of Alcestis, the
Admetus, in his joy at this reprieve, thought little of the
Admetus, fond as he was of life, would not have
www.online-mythology.com /admetus_alcestis   (619 words)

  
 Uza’s Blog & More » Blog Archive » Admetus - In Top Ten Coolest Apollo Apps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2007 at 4:56 pm and is filed under Applications.
The buttons are disabled because current public version of Apollo runtime does not let user choose a folder using system dialogs.
This will be fixed in the Apollo public beta later this summer, and Admetus will be also updated to let users customize the download folder.
www.uza.lt /blog/2007/05/admetus-in-top-ten-coolest-apollo-apps   (217 words)

  
 The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles: Chapter 26
Then Admetus left her, and he came upon another, upon a sightless man who held out a shriveled hand for the food that the servants of the palace might bestow upon him.
Admetus would only say that nothing was happening in his house and that Heracles, his hero-companion, was welcome there.
And as for Admetus, he went within the chamber, and knelt beside the bed on which Alcestis had lain, and thought of his terrible loss.
www.kellscraft.com /GoldenFleece/GoldenFleeceCh26.html   (2335 words)

  
 Shrine to George and Victor: That Does It (Fan Fiction)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Admetus had reached the point where he was hardly angry anymore, but simply lay pondering the different possibilities of revenge.
At the sight, Admetus collapsed in hysterical laughter, while his two friends reached him and looked at each other, and then at him with querying looks.
As Admetus moved his gaze to Munkustrap, he could make out the tabby rolling his eyes ever so slightly.
www.carryl.com /shrine/fanstuff/thatdoesit.html   (2505 words)

  
 'Mercury stealing the Herds of Admetus guarded by Apollo'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Apollo is apparently guarding the herd of Admetus.
This picture seems different in compositional treatment from the rest of the series.
Domenichino was paid for them in November 1616 and in June 1618.
www.nationalgallery.org.uk /cgi-bin/WebObjects.dll/CollectionPublisher.woa/wa/work?workNumber=ng6291   (112 words)

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