Alcestis | Study Guide

Euripides

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Overview

Author

Euripides

First Performed

438 BCE

Type

Play

Genre

Drama, Mythology

About the Title

Alcestis is the main female character in the play. Her husband, King Admetus, is fated for death, but Alcestis has volunteered to die in his place. Her death will earn the king endless life—but also infinite loneliness.

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This study guide for Euripides's Alcestis offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.

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