Stories from the Greek Tragedians

Stories from the Greek Tragedians

by Rev Alfred J Church M.A.
     
 
Stories from the Greek Tragedians

Greek History

The Story Of The Love Of Alcestis.
The Story Of The Vengeance Of Medea.
The Story Of The Death Of Hercules.
The Story Of The Seven Chiefs Against Thebes.
The Story Of Antigone.
The Story Of Iphigenia In Aulis.
The Story Of Philoctetes, Or The Bow Of Hercules.
The Story Of The Death Of

Overview

Stories from the Greek Tragedians

Greek History

The Story Of The Love Of Alcestis.
The Story Of The Vengeance Of Medea.
The Story Of The Death Of Hercules.
The Story Of The Seven Chiefs Against Thebes.
The Story Of Antigone.
The Story Of Iphigenia In Aulis.
The Story Of Philoctetes, Or The Bow Of Hercules.
The Story Of The Death Of Agamemnon.
The Story Of Electra, Or The Return Of Orestes.
The Story Of The Furies, Or The Loosing Of Orestes.
The Story Of Iphigenia Among The Taurians.
The Story Of The Persians, Or The Battle Of Salamis.
The Story Of Ion.

Asclepius, the son of Apollo, being a mighty physician, raised men from the dead. But Zeus was wroth that a man should have such power, and so make of no effect the ordinance of the Gods. Wherefore he smote Asclepius with a thunderbolt and slew him. And when Apollo knew this, he slew the Cyclopés that had made the thunderbolts for his father Zeus, for men say that they make them on their forges that are in the mountain of Etna.

But Zeus suffered not this deed to go unpunished, but passed this sentence on his son Apollo, that he should serve a mortal man for the space of a whole year. Wherefore, for all that he was a god, he kept the sheep of Admetus, who was the Prince of Pheræ in Thessaly. And Admetus knew not that he was a god; but, nevertheless, being a just man, dealt truly with him. And it came to pass after this that Admetus was sick unto death.

But Apollo gained this grace for him of the Fates (which order of life and death for men), that he should live, if only he could find some one who should be willing to die in his stead. And he went to all his kinsmen and friends and asked this thing of them, but found no one that was willing so to die; only Alcestis his wife was willing.

And when the day was come on the which it was appointed for her to die, Death came that he might fetch her. And when he was come, he found Apollo walking to and fro before the palace of King Admetus, having his bow in his hand. And when Death saw him, he said-

"What doest thou here, Apollo? Is it not enough for thee to have kept Admetus from his doom? Dost thou keep watch and ward over this woman with thine arrows and thy bow?"......

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492718956
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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