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Historical Examples of alcestis
The funeral of a rich person was to them what the funeral of Alcestis or Ophelia is to the educated.Howards End
E. M. Forster
Read some of the "Alcestis" (Euripides) before going to bed.Lost Diaries
But fairest of the fair, as the moon among stars, was Alcestis.
Then he told him of his love for Alcestis, and how he could never hope to win her.
Yet straightway he came and stood beside Alcestis, and took her hand in his.
wife of Admetus, she offered her life for her husband and was rescued from the Underworld by Herakles, from Greek Alkestis, literally "valiant, courageous," from alke "protection, help, strength, power."