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Alcestis.

Euripides

Alcestis.

Translated into English rhyming verse with explanatory notes by Gilbert Murray.

by Euripides

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Published by Allen & Unwin in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesAthenian drama for English readers
ContributionsMurray, Gilbert, 1866-1957.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 81 p. ;
Number of Pages81
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19394945M

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Alcestis: A Novel by Katharine Beutner reminds me that a book is a relationship, and mine have always been complicated.

I despise the world Ms. Beutner created for the young Alcestis. Her mother was dead, her father Alcestis. book remote and cruel, and the servants were dull. And always, the Ancient Greek world she inhabited demanded propriety/5(25). A treasure of Ancient Greek. Alcestis was written in B.C.

and is probably the earliest of nineteen surviving plays of Euripides (he wrote about 90). Euripides was one of the great tragedians of classical Athens (beside Aeschylus and Sophocles). Alcestis is telling us the story of the king Admetus/5.

Taking center stage in this debut novel is Alcestis, the fabled good wife who sacrificed herself in order to save her much loved husband, King Admetus. In this reworking of the classic legend, a decidedly more complex and restless Alcestis is provided with an intriguing backstory/5.

Format: Paperback "Alcestis" is the oldest surviving play of Euripides, although he had been writing tragedies for almost twenty years when it was written. Apparently it ws the fourth play in a tetralogy, taking the place of the ribald satyr play which traditionally followed a series of three tragedies/5(5).

APOLLO Dwelling of Admetus, wherein I, a God, deigned to accept the food of serfs. The cause was Zeus. He struck Asclepius, my Alcestis. book, full in the breast with a bolt of thunder, and laid him dead.

Then in wild rage I slew the Cyclopes who forge the fire of Zeus. To atone for this my Father forced me to labour as a hireling for a mortal man; and I came to this country, and tended oxen. In Alcestis. book Alcestis, as it stands, the famous act of hospitality is a datum of the story.

Its claims are admitted on the strength of the tradition. It was the act for which Admetus was specially and marvellously rewarded; therefore, obviously, it was an act of exceptional merit and piety. Alcestis is a particularly interesting play by Euripides in that it seems to foreshadow New Comedy more than resembling either a traditional tragedy or an old comedy.

The essential plot, that. Alcestis is an Athenian tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides. It was first produced at the City Dionysia festival in BCE. Euripides presented it as the final part of a tetralogy of unconnected plays in the competition of tragedies, for which he won second prize.

Alcestis, in Greek legend, the beautiful daughter of Pelias, king of Iolcos. She is the heroine of the eponymous play by the dramatist Euripides (c. – bce). According to legend, the god Apollo helped Admetus, son of the king of Pherae, to harness a lion and a boar to a chariot in order to win Alcestis’s hand.

Euripides was, with Aeschylus and Sophocles, one of the greatest of Greek dramatists. Alcestis tells the story of a king's grief for his wife, Alcestis, who has given her young life so that he may live. As translated by Hughes, the story has a distinctly modern sensibility while retaining the spirit of : Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Though Alcestis has traditionally been classified as a tragedy, it also contains farcical elements (such as Herakles’s drunken speech on death) which has led both ancient and modern critics to suggest that it might better fit the genre of “tragicomedy.” So, whether it was his intention or not, Euripides can be seen as the pioneer of this genre.

Katharine Beutner’s first novel, Alcestis, takes a minor character from Greek mythology and expands her story in ways that complicate her traditional representation as an ideal “good wife” who sacrifices herself in order to save her beloved husband. Published inthe novel is divided into two parts.

Alcestis (; Greek: Ἄλκηστις, Alkēstis) is an Athenian tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides. [1] It was first produced at the City Dionysia festival in BCE. Euripides presented it as the final part of a tetralogy of unconnected plays in the competition of tragedies, for which he won second prize; this arrangement was exceptional, as the fourth part was normally a.

Alcestis is a wonderful first novel from Katharine Beutner, and the only reason I mention it as a first is just because it amazes me that someone can be this good right out of the starting gate. Alcestis' husband, the mortal lover of Apollo has been granted the boon of one refusal to death providing someone steps forward to take his place/5(5).

The entourage obeys and, carrying Alcestis’ body, they exit. Chorus To Alcestis as she’s taken away. O, Alcestis. O poor, brave, noble woman. Most admirable soul. Farewell. Chorus May Hermes of the Underworld and Hades welcome you kindly and if virtue receives any rewards down there, may you share in them.

Alcestis (al- SEHS -tihs), Admetus’ wife. Her offer to die for her husband when all others refuse glorifies the self-sacrificing devotion of a wife. She is also the devoted mother who dies to. The Paperback of the Alcestis by Euripides at Barnes & Noble.

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The play deals with the best known episode from Alcestis' life: her death. Apollo comes out from Admetus' palace and tells the audience how he was punished by Zeus to be the king's servant.

Because Admetus had been kind to him, Apollo made the Fates/Moirai promise to let Admetus live beyond his allotted time, if he finds someone willing to die instead of him.

Appears in 4 books from Page 83 - only that the participle, being the nearest word, determines the case, and not the verb, which requires a genitive. The sense is, While it, was highly proper for them in point of age to die.

Euripides’ Alcestis—perhaps the most anthologized Attic drama--is an ideal text for students reading their first play in the original Greek. Alcestis summary and study guide are also available on the mobile version of the website. So get hooked on and start relishing Alcestis overview and detailed summary.

This book contains words. With an average reading speed of words per minute, you will finish reading this book in about 1 hour. Alcestis, drama by Euripides, performed in BCE. Though tragic in form, the play ends happily.

It was performed in place of the satyr play that usually ended the series of three tragedies that were produced for festival competition. Learn more .Alicia's self-portrait is entitled Alcestis, based an ancient Greek Eurpidean tragedy, which in turn is based upon Greek mythology.

Do a bit of research into the myth to find out what Alicia might have been saying about herself in her portrait. What, in other .