Ramus volume 43, issue 2, P134-151 2014 DOI: 10.1017/rmu.2014.9 View full text
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Efi Papadodima

Abstract: The story of Alcestis and Admetus as dramatised in Euripides' Alcestis involves the exploration of prominent, as well as interconnected, moral values and cultural norms which affect or define all major parties. The most pertinent ones are those of friendship (φιλία) and guest-friendship (ξενία), goodwill and gratitude (χάρις), nobility (εὐγένεια, γενναιότης), shame or respect (αἰδώς), reverence towards the gods (εὐσέβεια), and honour (τιμή). The notion of ἐλευθερία (‘freedom’) in particular, though not featuri…

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