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Alkestis

[al-kes-tis] /ælˈkɛs tɪs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
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Alcestis (def 1).
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  • 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
  • She will read him the Herakles, read it as, at Syracuse, she spoke the Alkestis.

    Browning's Heroines Ethel Colburn Mayne
  • Alkestis herself had made the pact with Apollo to die for her husband.

    Browning and His Century Helen Archibald Clarke
  • The "adventure," as it has been said, is the amber in which Browning has embalmed the Alkestis.

  • As Alkestis is the heroine of self-sacrifice, Admetos is the hero of hospitality.

    The Poetry Of Robert Browning Stopford A. Brooke
  • 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
  • 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
  • To those who choose to receive Mr. Browning's Alkestis implicitly, it can only be a thing of beauty and of noblest meaning.

  • 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
  • And as he looks, she dies, and the king is left—still twofold as before, with the soul of Alkestis in him—himself and her.

    The Poetry Of Robert Browning Stopford A. Brooke

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