Alkestis



(def 1).
Historical Examples

“Alkestis” failed “to get the prize” when its author was competing with Sophocles.
A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.) Mrs. Sutherland Orr

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

His allegiance to this vow is an act, and it shall be for Alkestis the test of his entire loyalty.
Robert Browning Edward Dowden

She will read him the Herakles, read it as, at Syracuse, she spoke the Alkestis.
Browning’s Heroines Ethel Colburn Mayne

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

As Alkestis is the heroine of self-sacrifice, Admetos is the hero of hospitality.
The Poetry Of Robert Browning Stopford A. Brooke

Alkestis herself had made the pact with Apollo to die for her husband.
Browning and His Century Helen Archibald Clarke

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

He meets and conquers Death and brings back Alkestis alive to her husband.
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

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