Hughes: Euripides's Alcestis

Hughes: Euripides's Alcestis

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  • ISBN: 9780571205806
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Pages: 96
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This is Hughes's version of Alcestis - the story of a king, Admetus, who is able to escape death because his wife, Alcestis, has volunteered to die in his place. It is a tragedy about being beckoned to die, and also a story of death defeated.