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Alcestis

(ălsĕs`tĭs), in Greek mythology, daughter of PeliasPelias
, in Greek mythology, usurper of the throne of Iolcus. He was the son of Tyro and Poseidon and the twin brother of Neleus. After his birth his mother married Cretheus, king of Iolcus, and gave birth to Aeson.
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. 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. So great was her devotion that when Admetus was granted life by the gods if someone would die in his place, she willingly gave her life. 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.

Alcestis

after dying in place of her husband, she is brought back from the dead by Heracles. [Gk. Drama: Alcestis]

Alcestis

offered self up to die in the stead of Admetus. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 11]
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The author's insight into Brough's Medea and Talfourd's Alcestis within the backdrop of the mid-Victorian debates and press coverage of divorce legislation reveals the influence of Victorian journalism on the reception of the plays.
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In Alcestis of Euripides the Thessalian king Admetus for his hospitality is granted by Apollo freedom from death, but Admetus must find someone to take his place when Death has come to claim him.
2) No me extendere en este apartado de indudable interes, pues prefiero centrarme en Alcestis, la primera pieza conservada del tragediografo de Salamina, vista a la luz de la citada obra pseudoapolodorea.
30) Ver a Esquilo, Agamenon, 1022, 199; Euripides, Alcestis 3-4, 13.
Although famous for his portraits of the vicious women of the ancient myths--the murderous Medea and the lustful Phaedra--Euripides also created portraits of virtuous wives, among them the selfless Alcestis, who dies to save her husband's life, a Euripidean heroine Milton lauds in his sonnet to his own virtuous wife.
He integrates narratological insights into the plot of Euripides' Alcestis with mythological and religious views of the staged events, thereby highlighting the need for a multi-disciplinary and multi-modal narratology of drama.
En virtud de este logos-natural el hombre y la mujer pueden llegar a las mismas alturas de excelencia: El Coro eleva a Alcestis a la misma gloria de los heroes homericos, cuando se refiere a ella con el termino heroico [TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII]' v.
Alem do teatro, com a composicao de duas tragedias, Jephthes e Baptistes, e a traducao latina de duas gregas, Medeia e Alcestis, de Euripides, quando era docente no colegio de la Guyenne em Bordeus, Buchanan evidenciou igualmente o seu talento na satira, em obras como Franciscanus e Frater Fraterrimi, onde assoma a sua veia de reformador no ataque as instituicoes catolicas e, no dominio da prosa, nao pode ficar sem referencia a sua Rerum Scoticarum Historia, publicada no ano da sua morte e que permaneceu como o padrao da historia da Escocia ate finais do seculo XVIII.
En cambio, a Orfeo, el hijo de Eagro, lo despidieron del Hades sin lograr nada, tras haberle mostrado un fantasma de su mujer, en cuya busqueda habia llegado, pero sin entregarsela, ya que lo consideraban un pusilanime, como citaredo que era, y no se atrevio a morir por amor como Alcestis, sino que se las arreglo para entrar vivo en el Hades.