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Alkestis

[al-kes-tis] /ælˈkɛs tɪs/
noun, Classical Mythology
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Alcestis (def 1).
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  • "Alkestis" failed "to get the prize" when its author was competing with Sophocles.

  • It is so that the man speaks to and of the woman, in Balaustion's and Browning's Alkestis.

    Browning's Heroines Ethel Colburn Mayne
  • His allegiance to this vow is an act, and it shall be for Alkestis the test of his entire loyalty.

    Robert Browning Edward Dowden
  • She will read him the Herakles, read it as, at Syracuse, she spoke the Alkestis.

    Browning's Heroines Ethel Colburn Mayne
  • And she answered: "I will recite the last play he wrote from first to last—Alkestis—his strangest, saddest, sweetest song."

    The Poetry Of Robert Browning Stopford A. Brooke
  • As Alkestis is the heroine of self-sacrifice, Admetos is the hero of hospitality.

    The Poetry Of Robert Browning Stopford A. Brooke
  • Alkestis herself had made the pact with Apollo to die for her husband.

    Browning and His Century Helen Archibald Clarke
  • Then there is the crux of the play—Alkestis is to die for Admetos, and does it.

    The Poetry Of Robert Browning Stopford A. Brooke
  • He meets and conquers Death and brings back Alkestis alive to her husband.

    The Poetry Of Robert Browning Stopford A. Brooke
  • The soul of Alkestis in one look entered into that of Admetos; she died, but he is entirely guiltless of agreeing to her death.

    Browning and His Century Helen Archibald Clarke

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