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This quantity of 3 of Euripides' such a lot celebrated performs deals swish, least expensive, metrical translations that express the wide variety of results of the playwright's verse, from the idiomatic speech of its discussion to the excessive formality of its choral odes.

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While there is no canonical version of the labors’ motivation, Alcestis makes no reference to Heracles needing to atone for the murders of his family, so it likely engages the version that had Heracles serving Eurystheus because Zeus boasted just SvarleinEuripies-00Bk Page 7 Tuesday, July 17, 2007 12:04 PM [68–88] ALCESTIS 7 Admetus’ house will make this guest feel welcome, and he’ll take back Admetus’ wife by force. You’ll do my will, and earn no gratitude or favor from me. I will hate you always.

ADMETUS: Gods, what a wife you steal away from me. ALCESTIS: Ah. The darkness presses on my eyes. ADMETUS: My wife, if you forsake me, I’m destroyed. ALCESTIS: I no longer exist. I’m nothing now. 415 ADMETUS: Lift up your face! Please, don’t desert your children. ALCESTIS: Oh no, not willingly. Farewell, my dear ones. ADMETUS: Look up at them, look up! ALCESTIS: I’m nothing now. ADMETUS: What are you doing? ALCESTIS: Farewell. [380–391] SvarleinEuripies-00Bk Page 21 Tuesday, July 17, 2007 12:04 PM [391–411] ALCESTIS 21 ADMETUS: I am destroyed.

DEATH: Now I see the plan you’re so intent on. APOLLO: Is there some way Alcestis can grow old? DEATH: There is no way. I, too, enjoy my honors. 55 SvarleinEuripies-00Bk Page 6 Tuesday, July 17, 2007 12:04 PM 6 EURIPIDES [54–67] APOLLO: But what’s the difference? It’s one life, now or later. DEATH: If she dies young, my prize of honor is greater. 60 APOLLO: The older she dies, the more lavish her funeral. DEATH: The rich would prosper, by your argument. APOLLO: Oh, you’re a debater! Please—explain.

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