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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. Alcestis(def 1).
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Historical Examples of alkestis

  • 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.

  • Then there is the crux of the play—Alkestis is to die for Admetos, and does it.