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    Alcestis is a myth that is "the most touching of all the Greek dramas to a modern audience" (Lind 213). It is a tragicomedy by the playwright Euripides and it centers on the king and queen of Thessalia. Admetus, the king, has been fated to die yet, due to his alliance with Apollo, is given the chance to find a replacement. His wife, Alcestis, volunteers for the position claiming that she cannot imagine life without her husband. After Alcestis submits her life, Admetus discovers the pain

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    called “Euripides 1, Alcestis and The Medea”, they share a common theme, which is heroism. In the play, the two main characters who are females, show a sign of heroism and honor. In addition, both of their husbands named, Jason and Admetus, show dishonor in the scenes, that are the cause of their misfortune In results, in Greek heroism and honor, comes with great sacrifices, hidden emotion, yet in the 21 century, heroism is looked upon differently. In the play “Alcestis,” Alcestis shows great Greek

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    occasionally assert dominance in the household; although, even within the home they posses limited influence over their husbands. An interesting theme runs though Euripides theatrical tragedies Alcestis and Hippolytus. In each play the lead female character forgoes her life for the sake of love. In Alcestis, Alcestis willingly

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    Women in the Greco-Roman era were subject to being the less useful counter parts of males, whose sole purpose was to take care of her children and her house. Alcestis is the honorable and lovely wife of Admetus in the play of Alcestis by Euripides. The play shows us Alcestis doing a very brave thing by offering to let herself be taken by death in place of her husband, with her final words she asked him to never take another wife. By dying for him and asking for him to never take another wife it's

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    Penelope of the Odyssey and Alcestis of Alcestis as Ideal Greek Females    Although there is some disagreement concerning the Greek’s definition of the ideal female, there is little disagreement that two women represented this Greek ideal. The character of Penelope of Homer's Odyssey 1 and Alcestis of Euripides' Alcestis 2, came to represent the same ideal of female excellence. The Greeks referred to this ideal female as a sophron woman. The qualities possessed by a sophron woman are tangible;

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    more rapidly in recent times. However, looking back at history, much can be said about the roles women had through the myths about them. The stories of Eve and Alcestis are both antiquated tales of women from different cultures but much can be discerned from how the plots of these stories are the same and where they diverge. The story of Alcestis came from the Ancient Greek playwright Euripides in 438 BC, and is a tale of a mythical queen who is constantly making sacrificed. The ancient Israelite story

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    Heroes That Change Our World It is often supposed that heroes only do heroic deeds for fame, but in reality, Greek heroes are similar to modern-day heroes because each hero has a sense of courage and has the willingness of doing the right thing which leads them to achieve great deeds. To begin with, Greek heroes, such as Hercules, always have to face challenging obstacles. After Hercules kills his wife and children, Hercules tries to purify himself by completing “The tasks Eurystheus gave

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    John Milton was a great poet during the English Civil War. He was not really discovered until Charles II was in charge and called to restore and rule in France. Milton lost his eyesight in 1651. He had been married a few times, his first wife passed away in 1652, and his second wife passed away in 1658 shortly after child birth. Most people believe his poem, “Methought I Saw My Late Espoused Saint” was for his beloved second wife, due to the fact that he was blind and never saw her face and her passing

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    Summary Chapter 11 Apollo

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    Chapter 11: Apollo • The Birth of Apollo: -Zeus made love with Leto (Latona) and she gave birth to twins: Artemis (Diana) and Apollo. -Hymn to Apollo discusses the birth of Apollo in the first portion (“To Delian Apollo). Artemis, however, is not mentioned. -Leto desperately looked for a hideaway where she could bear her child, but everywhere she went the people feared taking her in. After a long search, the island of Delos took her in, but only after she promised that a sacred precinct of Apollo

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    lightning, and aided the gods in their war with the Giants by killing Agrius and Thao’s with bronze clubs. The fates had been tricked in there time s tricked into becoming intoxicated by Alcestis, who had two children with Admetus, became deeply anguished when Admetus became very sick and eventually died. Alcestis took advantage of Clotho's drunkenness and tried to get her husband back. Explained that if there was no substitute for her husband. The fates explained if there was a subsite then Admetus

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