Admetus


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Admetus

(ădmē`təs): see AlcestisAlcestis
, in Greek mythology, daughter of Pelias. She was won in marriage by Admetus, who fulfilled her father's condition that her suitor come for her in a chariot pulled by a wild boar and a lion.
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Admetus

granted everlasting life when wife Alcestis dies in his place. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 54]
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Everything is dignified, smooth and elevated, as the protagonists, Alcestis and Admetus, are presented as noble and uncomplicated: Admetus receives no blame for Alcestis' death, which, shorn of the lamentations of Euripides' Alcestis, is presented as a tranquil collapse.
Zeus threatened to incarcerate Apollo in Tartarus, but, through the intercession of Apollo's mother Leto, reduced the sentence to a year's hard labour with Admetus.
Admetus and other Poems contains "In the Jewish Synagogue at Newport" and "How Long" as well as translations from the Italian and German.
FRENCH WINNERS OF THE PRINCE OF WALES'S STAKES Since 1968 when the trip was changed to 1m2f from 1m5f Year Horse Trainer Jockey SP 1973 Gift Card Angel Penna Lester Piggott 7-2 1974 Admetus John Cunningham Maurice Philipperon 6-1 2007 Manduro Andre Fabre Stephane Pasquier 15-8f 2009 Vision D'Etat Eric Libaud Olivier Peslier 8-1 2010 Byword Andre Fabre Maxime Guyon 5-2f
As he had frequently done in the past, he now likened himself to the sun-god Apollo obliged to toil in the service of King Admetus.
Fine-structure of tarsal sensory organs in whip spider Admetus pumilio (Amblypygi, Arachnida).
Helm, though he is conscious to some degree elsewhere of both Apuleius' use of previous authors and his sense of humour, does not see (as Silvia Mattiacci has most fully explored) (35) that this scene brilliantly parodies several literary sources, and especially the tragic scenes in Euripides' Alcestis where the queen Alcestis, about to die for her husband Admetus, bids a touching farewell to her marital bed (177--80), or in Sophocles' Trachiniae, where the suicidal Deianira does the same (920--22), as well as the scene in Vergil's Aeneid where Dido, bent on suicide, bids farewell to the bed which she had shared with Aeneas (4.
Admetus in Alcestis is "an embarrassingly honest representative of the male egocentrism of his audience" (96), Jason in Medea is "not only discredited but also ridiculed," while Medea "gives voice to the suffering and rage of all the nameless and faceless oppressed of Athens" as "a new dramatic sign of the female" (107-08).
Following his retirement from riding, Philipperon, who achieved a notable win in the US on Admetus in the 1974 Washington International, became president of the French Jockeys Association.
Citing Thoreau's occasional allusions to Jacobean and English Romantic pastoral poetry, his self-stylization as a shepherd "tending the flocks of Admetus," and the symbolic quality of his Concord landscapes, Marx argues that Thoreau like other American authors relocates the pastoral hope of a harmonious integration of the self with the natural world out of history and into his own writerly imagination.