Pronunciation: (al-ses'tis), [key]
1. Also,Alkestis. Class. Myth.the wife of Admetus who gave up her life in order that the Fates might save the life of Admetus and later was brought back from Hades by Hercules.
2. (italics) a tragedy (438 b.c.) by Euripides.
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