When Death comes for Admetus, the king of Thessaly, Apollo interferes. He makes a bargain with death. The king's life will be spared if someone is willing to take his place. No one is, of course. The king's devoted wife finally volunteers. Hercules comes to the rescue, and Death finds a substitute, the ancient nurse. This is a comedy about human foibles, modern in tone, told in a witty and sophisticated manner.
Published in Six Ironic Comedies.