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Headword: *)/alkhstis
Adler number: alpha,1279
Translated headword: Alkestis, Alcestis
Vetting Status: high
Proper name.
Greek Original:
*)/alkhstis: o)/noma ku/rion.
In mythology, the wife of Admetos, king of Pherai (in Thessaly), in whose place she was prepared to die. First mentioned in Homer and Hesiod, but most fully depicted in Euripides' tragedy Alkestis (438 BCE).
OCD(4) s.v. (p.51)
Keywords: definition; mythology; tragedy; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 May 2000@21:03:48.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Added note and keywords.) on 6 June 2000@00:52:34.
David Whitehead (augmented note; added bibliography and keyword; cosmetics) on 1 February 2001@07:10:06.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 2 August 2011@04:40:03.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@04:36:43.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 29 October 2014@01:14:06.


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