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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are veiled; both Admetus and Chaereas are mourning; both are pushed by a
29) The ending of the play, I would argue, restores Admetus to power over his objectified wife by placing her inside and out of view once more.
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.
In Alcestis, we see how Admetus cannily pushes his wife to die in his stead though she is later brought back to life on her way to Hades.
I was walking along the road towards Athens with Admetus one day last summer.
The editor refers here to Hyginus, 49 and explains that Apollo became friends with Admetus and helped him to obtain Alcestis's love.
Admetus has, long before the play begins, gotten the Fates drunk and persuaded them to spare his life; they impose the condition that he must find another to take his place when the time of death comes.
The scenes in the National Gallery are Apollo Killing the Cyclops, The Punishment of Midas by Apollo, Apollo and Daphne, The Transformation of Cyparissus (only the lower, larger portion), Mercury Stealing the Herds of Admetus Guarded by Apollo, Apollo Slaying the Nymph Coronus, and Apollo and Neptune with Laomedon.
9), tenor Joseph Kaiser singing Admetus in Gluck's Alceste, director Robert Lepage remounting his production of Stravinsky's The Nightingale and Other Fables and Canadian-Argentine author Alberto Manguel providing the libretto for Oscar Strasnoy's The Return--El regreso, based on Manguel's novel Un Retour (see also p.
Tagesperiodik, Revierverhalten und Beutefang der Geisselspinne Admetus pumilio C.
The second image depicted on the side of the crossbar presents Apollo the lover who, overcome by his love for Admetus, is indifferent to song (351-72).