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Alcestis and other plays

Euripides

Alcestis and other plays

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Published by George Routledge in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesAlcestis. English., Electra. English., Orestes. English., Iphigenia in Aulis. English., Iphigenia in Tauris. English., Troades. English.
StatementEuripides ; translated into English verse by Robert Potter.
SeriesMorley"s Universal Library -- 54
ContributionsPotter, Robert.
The Physical Object
Pagination286p. ;
Number of Pages286
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17520567M

Also, despite his lying to Heracles, Heracles still saw fit to reward him for his hospitality. And now you insult those who should be dear to you, when they refuse to die for a coward like you! If you utter insults, you shall hear many, and true ones too! Against my will I entered these ates, and drank in the home of this generous man-and he in such grief! She narrates a long description of Alcestis' prayers and preparations to die earlier that morning, when Alcestis cried over the bridal bed that will destroy her, embraced her sobbing children, and bade all farewell.

And now you insult those who should be dear to you, when they refuse to die for a coward like you! You were born to live your own life, whether miserable or fortunate; and what is due to you from me you have. Apollo wishes to repay Admetus' hospitality and offers him freedom from death. Each seems interesting in taking a very dark happening in the mythology, and dragging it out, putting words to these terrible things. Admentus is truly a tragic character, probably one of the most tragic of the Greek heroes that I have read, though I note that it is Euripides that seems to use this the best.

What we need to remember though is that this would have been one of the seven plays of Euripides Alcestis and other plays book were selected to be preserved and I say this because unlike the other two classic playwrights, he have a whole volume of Euripidean plays that came down to us along with the seven masterpieces. You should have grieved when I was, about to die; but you stood aside, and now do you come to wail over a corpse when you, an old man, allowed a young woman to die? Towards the end of his life he went to live at the court of Archelaus, king of Macedon. He had been writing for years. This is a little different than what I gathered from the play, and that was that for helping Apollo, Admentus was given the gift of a longer life, but there was a sting in the tail, and that was that somebody else had to willing give up their life.


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I tell myself that we are a long time underground and that life is short, but sweet. However, while Admentus and his household is in mourning, Heracles rocks up on his way to Thrace to complete one of his tasks.

He is drunkenly merry, with a myrtle wreath on his head, Alcestis and other plays book a large cup and wine-skin in his hands. With drunken gravity Know the nature of human life? Admentus' parents basically told him to bugger off, but Alcestis, his wife, stepped in as the sacrifice, much to Alcestis and other plays book horror.

Did she, who claims to be and is called my mother, bring me forth? The story was that Alcestis was an incredibly beautiful woman surprise, surprise and her father held a contest to see who would be the most worthy suitor - Admentus won the contest.

The story was that Alcestis was an incredibly beautiful woman surprise, surprise and her father held a contest to see who would be the most worthy suitor - Admentus won the contest.

Crown yourself with flowers and drink with me, won't you? He crowned his head with myrtle sprays, howling discordant songs. However, after the marriage, Admentus did not make the required sacrifice and was to die, but once again Apollo intervened and saved his life by making the furies drunk.

Por un lado, tenemos el sacrificio de la amante esposa, por otro, la lucha con la Muerte. The old father? You, why did you not tell me that such misery had come upon this house? Towards the end of his life he went to live at the court of Archelaus, king of Macedon.

I admire him: And in my soul I know The devout man shall have joy. Finally, Admetus' devoted wife Alcestis agrees to be taken in his place because she wishes not to leave her children fatherless or be bereft of her lover. What is clear from contemporary evidence, however, is that audiences were fascinated by his innovative and often disturbing dramas.

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However, after the marriage, Admentus did not make the required sacrifice and was to die, but once again Apollo intervened and saved his life by making the furies drunk.

May Hermes of the Dead, may Hades, greet you kindly.Euripides' Alcestis--perhaps the most anthologized Attic drama--is an ideal text for students reading their first play in the original Greek. Literary commentaries and language aids in most editions are too advanced or too elementary for intermediate students of the language, but in their new student edition, C.

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