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Notebook, 1993--

ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE

[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Demigods and Heros - Achilles - Aegisthus - Agamemnon - Ajax the Locrian - Ajax the Telamonian - Alcestis - Amphiaraos - Amphitrite - Antigone - Atalanta - Belerophon - Cadmus - Clytemnestra - Daedalus - Danae - Dioscuri - Electra - Europa - Eurydice - Ganymede - Hector - Hecuba - Helen - Heracles - Hippolytus - Icarus - Io - Iphigenia - Jason - Leda - Menelaus - Minos - Nestor - Niobe - Odysseus - Oedipus - Orestes - Medea - Orpheus - Paris - Pasiphae - Pelops - Penelope - Perseus - Phaedra - Phaethon - Phrixus - Priam - Telemachus - Theseus - Triptolemus

Alcestis

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Daughter of king Peleus, known for her beauty, she married Admetus, king of Pherae, after he had succeeded with the help of Apollo in yoking to his chariot a lion and a wild boar which was the task set by Peleus for the suitors who wished to marry his daughter. But Admetus had died from the bites of serpents which the offended Artemis had sent, and Alcestis offered herself in exchange for her husband. She therefore went to Hades in his place. But Heracles who wrestled with death rescued her from the underworld and returned her to Admetus. Alcestis is the ageless symbol of marital love and loyalty. [p. 59]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]




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