Alcestis by Euripides

"Alcestis" is a Greek tragedy that tells the story of a queen who voluntarily chooses to die in place of her husband, the king, when he is fated to die early. The king's friend, Heracles, visits them and, unaware of the queen's death, is offended that he is not being properly entertained. Upon learning the truth, he fights and defeats Death to bring the queen back to life, restoring happiness to the royal household. The play explores themes of love, sacrifice, death, and the power of friendship.

The 2194th greatest book of all time


Published
-438
Nationality
Greek
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Ancient Greek

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