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  Alcestis (play) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alcestis is one of the earliest surviving works of the Greek playwright Euripides.
Finally, his devoted wife Alcestis agrees to be taken in his stead, and at the start of the play, she is close to death.
Alcestis, on her death-bed, requests that in return for her sacrifice, Admetus never again marry, forgetting her and placing a resentful stepmother in charge of their children.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alcestis_(play)   (684 words)

 Fallen Gods
Alcestis is particularly horrified by this revelation, and admits to the Doctor that, despite her youthful appearance, she is 48 years old.
As Alcestis departs, she informs the Doctor that a blessing ceremony is to be held the next day, and the Doctor realises almost too late that this will give the Fallen the chance they are looking for to launch their attack.
Alcestis attempts to kill Deucalion for his part in his father’s crimes, but the Doctor saves his life; however, as the Doctor and Alcestis struggle, they fall into the volcano, and the Fallen transport them to another plane of existence.
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Sufficient witness is borne to this statement before the people of Greece by Alcestis, daughter of Pelias, who alone was willing to die for her husband, though he had both father and mother.
Alcestis manipulates the situation to her children's (and by extension her own) advantage by requiring Admetus not to remarry.
Admetus is willing to blame everyone but himself for his loss of a wife, going so far as to accuse her of "deserting" him, when in fact it is because of his supreme selfishness and his own willingness to sacrifice her that she must die at all.
www.perseus.tufts.edu /classes/LS2.html   (586 words)

 Alcestis, Greek Mythology Link.
Alcestis is remembered for having given her life for her husband.
But Alcestis was willing to died in his stead, and that was the measure of her love for him.
Admetus 1, Aeolus 1, Alcestis, Argus 3, Athamas 1, Cretheus 1, Deucalion 1, Eumelus 1, Hellen 1, Icarius 1, Iphthime 1, Magnes 3, Odysseus, Pelias 1, Penelope, Perimele 2, Pheres 1, Phrixus 1, Salmoneus, Tyro.
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 Free Essays on Alcestis
Alcestis is a myth that is "the most touching of all the Greek dramas to a modern audience" (Lind 213).
Alcestis tells her children to "live happy in the light of day" (Euripides 273) and Pheres accuses his son Admetus of loving "to look upon the light of day" (Euripides 691).
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.
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 Greek Mythology and Ancient Greece - Admetus and Alcestis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
Alcestis sickened as Admetus revived, and she was rapidly sinking to the grave.
Alcestis recovered, and was restored to her husband.
www.greekhistoryandmythology.com /Greek_Mythology/Greek_Myths/Admetus_and_Alcestis   (672 words)

 Welcome to Alcestis
Alcestis is to create a nationwide, comprehensive, and uniform database for use by county medical examiners, coroners, health departments, state agencies and researchers.
The Alcestis™ software was funded by the State of Michigan, through the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI), and was rewritten, based upon designs developed by A.J. Boggs and Company (AJBoggs) for the Michigan Medical Examiner Database project, using Microsoft.NET technologies.
Alcestis currently serves in Michigan as a statewide comprehensive and uniform database for use by ME/C and researchers.
www.alcestis.org /About.htm   (401 words)

 TrainBooks.co.uk - Alcestis: In a Version by Ted Hughes (Paperback)(buy new from £6.39 or used from £1.68) by ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Greek mythology Alcestis was the daughter of Pelias and wife of Admetus, an Argonaut and the king of Pherae.
In Western literature Alcestis is the model wife, for when her husband is to die she alone agrees to die in his place.
"Alcestis" is not a first rate play by Euripides, but it does represent both his cynicism and his attempt to make the audience confront the problematic elements of its belief system.
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 Skotos Forums - Acchiron and Alcestis
Alcestis stares, stunned at the huge, inanimate mass crumpled at her feet.
"Alcestis is your name, brave one?" He looks down at his side, towards the torn strips of cloth fastened to his flank.
Alcestis rubs their smooth heads and kisses their silky fur.
www.skotos.net /forum/showthread.php?s=869c89ec2d56c4b2c00e07b59751831b&threadid=23169   (2151 words)

 Earth | Moon - Keith Sagar : Alcestis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alcestis may not be a play of the same order as The Oresteia, but Hughes cannot have failed to recognize in it disturbing echoes of his own story so recently told in Birthday Letters.
Alcestis is the summation of Hughes' life-long wrestling with Death to prove him wrong.
The hope referred to at the end of Alcestis is not, of course, the hope that if you lose a much-loved wife in her prime, some friendly superman might turn up, wrestle with death, and bring her back as good as new.
www.uni-leipzig.de /~angl/hughes/crit_alcestis.html   (3775 words)

 84.02.06: Euripides’ Alcestis
This unit, EuripidesAlcestis, is an introductory approach to the understanding of Greek tragedy and Euripidean tragedy in particular.
The Alcestis was produced in 438 B.C. and is probably the earliest of nineteen surviving plays of Euripides, unless the Rhesus is considered genuine.
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)

 Alcestis on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In some myths Hercules rescued her from the dead; in others Persephone was so touched that she reunited husband and wife.
The legend was dramatized by Euripides in his play Alcestis, which became the basis for operas by Gluck, Handel, and others, and by Thornton Wilder in his play A Life in the Sun.
Euripides' 'Alcestis' and the "saint" of Milton's reparative twenty-third sonnet.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/a/alcestis.asp   (292 words)

 The Birmingham Post (England): Epic tale of life and death; Alcestis The Other Place, Stratford Upon Avon.@ HighBeam ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Epic tale of life and death; Alcestis The Other Place, Stratford Upon Avon.
Alcestis is a queen 'unique amongst wives' whose beloved husband, Admetos, is destined by the gods to die.
Terrified, Admetos allows Alcestis to abandon their two children, and die...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:66561891&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (153 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2004.03.27
Luschnig and Roisman's new student edition of Alcestis admirably fills a substantial void in the range of texts for the second-year Greek curriculum, furthering a welcome trend in classics publications that are pitched to the needs of today's university students in North America.
Luschnig and Roisman provide a wide range of support materials for the text, all of which are motivated by their sensible conclusion that students reading this text may be beginners at Greek literature, but are also likely advanced undergraduates who may never read another Greek drama.
The authors begin the Discussions as a whole with the observation that "The Alcestis is one of the most controversial of Greek plays," yet the most important scholarly controversies are confined too much to footnotes, or not given sufficient space to allow students to see what is, in fact, controversial.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2004/2004-03-27.html   (1158 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Three Plays of Euripides: Alcestis, Medea : The Bachae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Alcestis," the oldest surviving play of Euripides, was the fourth play in a tetralogy, taking the place of the ribald satyr play, which traditionally followed a series of three tragedies.
Alcestis, wife of Admetus, is the model wife, for when her husband is to [end life] she alone agrees to [end life]in his place.
If "Alcestis" was replaced by "Ion" then we would have a decided emphasis on the cynical view Euripides had of the Greek gods.
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 Review of Alcestis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Where the Greek original implicitly condemns Admetos, king of Thessaly, for allowing his wife Alcestis to die in his appointed place, Hughes' Admetos is squarely aware of his dilemma, torn between his immense love of Alcestis and his duty to maintain the supernaturally granted prosperity of his kingdom.
Although his verse in the matter of Alcestis' death is characteristically granite and just-larger-than-human-sized, he intersperses this with comic treatment of the inopportune arrival of Heracles midway through his labours, and the hero's drunken revelling when Admetos keeps secret the fact that the house is in mourning for Alcestis.
This is all very well to establish Heracles' credentials for his wrestling with Death to return Alcestis to the living, and it sits in tune with the varying tone of Euripides' original (which was first performed in the ceremonial slot usually reserved for a rumbustious satyr-play), but it makes for oscillations bizarre to modern sensibility.
www.cix.co.uk /~shutters/reviews/00147.htm   (409 words)

 Welcome to Alcestis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alcestis also offers a nationwide, comprehensive, and uniform database to researchers interested in public health and injury prevention.
In Greek Mythology, "Alcestis" was the wife of a mortal who was condemned to die.
Alcestis is Administered by the Center for Collaborative Research in Health Outcomes and Policy at MPHI
www.alcestis.org   (124 words)

 Euripides, Alcestis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
Servant Woman and Chorus: narration of Alcestis' devotion to her husband and children, and her preparations for death.
Alcestis bids farewell to the children and dies.
www.csun.edu /~hcfll004/alcestis.html   (916 words)

 ALCESTIS - LoveToKnow Article on ALCESTIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
She consented to die in place of her husband, and was afterwards rescued by Heracles.
This beautiful story of conjugal devotion forms the subject of the Alcestis of Euripides, which furnished the basis of Robert Browning's Balaustion's Adventure.
Sophocles also wrote an Alcestis, of which only fragments remain; See Dissel, Der Mythos von Admetus und Alkestis, 1882.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AL/ALCESTIS.htm   (90 words)

 Bulfinch's Mythology, The Age of Fable - Chapter 23: Achelous and Hercules, Admetus and Alcestis, Antigone, Penelope.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bulfinch's Mythology, The Age of Fable - Chapter 23: Achelous and Hercules, Admetus and Alcestis, Antigone, Penelope.
THE river-god Achelous told the story of Erisichthon to Theseus and his companions, whom he was entertaining at his hospitable board, while they were delayed on their journey by the overflow of his waters.
Antigone was as bright an example of filial and sisterly fidelity as was Alcestis of connubial devotion.
bulfinch.org /fables/bull23.html   (2664 words)

 The Internet Classics Archive | Alcestis by Euripides
Never shall I say that we ought to rejoice in marriage, but rather weep; this have I seen from of old and now I look upon the fate of the King, who loses the best of wives, and henceforth until the end his life shall be intolerable.
The body of ALCESTIS is carried solemnly into the Palace, followed by ADMETUS, With bowed head, holding one of his children by each hand.
O woman, whosoever you may be, you have the form of Alcestis, and your body is like hers.
classics.mit.edu /Euripides/alcestis.html   (7290 words)

 Study Guide : Euripides' Alcestis
The river Styx is usually named as the body of water which the dead had to cross to reach the underworld.
I could have married any Thessalian I chose: According to Apollodorus (Bibliotheca 1.9.15), Alcestis' father Pelias promised to marry his daughter to the man who could yoke a lion and a boar to a chariot car.
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)

 Yale Bulletin and Calendar
"Alcestis" by Euripides, as adapted and translated by poet Ted Hughes, will be staged Oct. 26-Nov. 2 at the University Theatre, 222 York St. It is directed by Alec Tok, a M.F.A. candidate in his final year of the directing program at the drama school.
The Alcestis of the play's title is the wife of King Admetos, who has been marked for death but, with the help of the god Apollo, arranges to postpone his demise by sacrificing another.
"Alcestis" is one of Euripides' earliest plays, believed to have been first performed in 438 B.C., and it is widely regarded as the first example of tragicomedy.
www.yale.edu /opa/v31.n7/story11.html   (496 words)

Alcestis (A translation with commentary by Charles Rowan Beye.
Alcestis (Euripides; translated by Robin Waterfield; introduction by Edith Hall; notes by James Morwood; ISBN: 019283259X; 94% match)
Alcestis (Euripides; edited with translation and commentary by D. Conacher; ISBN: 0856682357; (pbk.); 94% match)
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 Alcestis:  Bibliography
Lorch, Lavinia E., "The Lyrics of the Alcestis: Dramatic Survival in a Drama of Ambiguity," Helikon 28 (1988):69-127.
Luschnig, C. E., "Euripides’; Alcestis and the Athenian oikos," Dioniso 60 (1990):9-39.
Smith, Gail, "The Alcestis of Euripides: An Interpretation," RFIC 111 (1983):129-145.
www.class.uidaho.edu /luschnig/Alcestis/3.htm   (1783 words)

 Heroines - Alcestis
And when the day was come on the which it was appointed for her to die, Death came that he might fetch her.
And first she washed her body with pure water from the river, and then she took from her coffer of cedar her fairest apparel, and adorned herself therewith.
And now they had finished all things for the burying of Alcestis, when the old man Pheres, the father of the King, approached, and servants came with him bearing robes and crowns and other adornments wherewith to do honour to the dead.
www.oldandsold.com /articles28/heroines-1.shtml   (3959 words)

 Alcestis, By Euripides
Alcestis By Euripides Translated by Richard Aldington ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Dramatis Personae APOLLO DEATH CHORUS OF OLD MEN A WOMAN SERVANT ALCESTIS, the Queen, wife of ADMETUS ADMETUS, King of Thessaly EUMELUS, their child HERACLES PHERES, father of ADMETUS ---------------------------------------------------------------------- At Pherae, outside the Palace of ADMETUS, King of Thessaly.
ALCESTIS (recovering herself) Admetus, you see the things I suffer; and now before I die I mean to tell you what I wish.
From me she deserves all honour, since she alone would die for me! (The body of ALCESTIS is carried solemnly into the Palace, followed by ADMETUS, With bowed head, holding one of his children by each hand.
www.sacred-texts.com /cla/eurip/alcestis.htm   (9088 words)

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