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Ἄλκηστις, Alkēstis) is one of the earliest surviving works of the Greek playwright Euripides. The play was probably first produced at the Dionysia in the year 438 BCE, well into the author's career. It is sometimes characterized as a satyr play and sometimes as a melodrama. — Excerpted from Alcestis on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
As with all ancient Greek dramas, the interpretation may vary, given the condition of available manuscripts, the current study of ancient Greek language, and changes in the English language. As a result, varying English translations exist.
- Alcestis, translated from the Paley text by Edward P. Coleridge in The Plays of Euripides (1910)
- Alcestis, translated by Gilbert Murray (1915)
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