In Greek mythology, Iphigenia was a daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra, In Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis, it is Menelaus who convinces Agamemnon to heed the seer . Ifigenia in Tauride, opera by Tommaso Traetta. Franco Ferrari: Euripide: Ifigenia in Tauride: Ifigenia in Aulide. (I classici della BUR.) Pp. + 6 plates. Milan: Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli. Ifigenia in Aulide (Il Convivio) (Italian Edition) [Euripides] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. Nel a.C., anno in cui scoppia la guerra tra.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Athena sends Iphigenia to the sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron where she is to be the priestess until she dies. The altar is in the center. In some versions, Iphigenia dies at Aulis, but in others, Artemis rescues her. Retrieved June 25, Iphigenia AulidensisLeipzig, Teubner,p. Orestes demands that he be sacrificed, and that Pylades be sent home with the letter, because Orestes brought Pylades on this trip, and it would ifigfnia be right for Pylades to die while Orestes lives.

He is told by Apollo to go to Athens to be brought to trial as portrayed in Eumenides by Aeschylus.

Iphigenia and Clytemnestra plead with Agamemnon to spare his daughter’s life. Kerenyi clearly distinguishes between parallel accounts of Iphigenia. Donald Hughes, “Goddess of Conservation. Over her mother’s protests and to Achilles’s admiration, she consents to her sacrifice, declaring that she would rather die heroically, winning renown as the savior of Greece, than be dragged unwilling to the altar. Clytemnestra never receives it, however, because it is intercepted by MenelausUeripide brother, who is enraged over his change ifigeniaa heart.


She retaliates by preventing the Greek troops from reaching Troy unless Agamemnon kills Iphigenia at Aulis as a human sacrifice.

Iphigenia has just retrieved the statue from the temple aulid explains that when the strangers were brought in front of the statue, the statue turned and closed its eyes. Pylades promises to deliver the letter unless his boat is shipwrecked and the letter is lost.

Within the euripixe, the ghost ifgienia Iphigenia tells Achilles that all the poets lied. Fetch me back to Argos, my brother, before I die. Agamemnon at first refuses but, pressured by the other commanders, eventually agrees. Iphigenia asks Orestes many questions, especially of Greeks who fought in Troy. The Greek fleet is waiting at AulisBoeotia, with its ships ready to sail for Troy, but is unable to depart due to a strange lack of wind.

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He becomes haunted by the Erinyes for committing the crime and goes through periodic fits of madness. The play revolves around Agamemnonthe leader of the Greek coalition before and during the Trojan Warand his decision to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigeniato appease the goddess Artemis and allow his troops to set sail to preserve their honour in battle against Troy. Daphne opera Ink novel Talk play. Tepper ‘s The Gate to Women’s Country contains a similar idea, with a play named Iphigenia at Ilium running through the novel as a leitmotif.

Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Electra sister Chrysothemis sister. There is also speculation that Iphigenia was actually the daughter of Helen and Theseus.


The troops are stuck and starving and the general, Agamemnon, must sacrifice his own daughter to turn the fates to their favor. Orestes reveals his identity to Iphigenia, who demands proof.

First, Orestes recounts how Iphigenia embroidered the scene of the quarrel between Atreus and Thyestes on a fine web. Achilles informs them that the Greek army, eager for war, has learned of the seer’s advice and now demand that Iphigenia be sacrificed. Views Read Edit View history. Later, Clytemnestra is told of her daughter’s purported death—and how at the last moment, the gods spared Iphigenia and whisked her away, replacing her with a deer.

The play begins with Iphigenia reflecting on her brother’s death. Thoas agrees that this must be done, and suspects nothing. In the story, Agamemnon offends the goddess Artemis on his way to the Trojan War. Iphigenia finds out which of the two is Pylades and that they are from Argos.

Orestes and Pylades enter, having just arrived in this land. Metrical analysis by Zielinski indicated a date between and BCE, but later analysis by Martin Cropp and Gordon Fick using more sophisticated statistical techniques indicated a wider range of to BCE.

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Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. In Sacrificethe second volume of Eric Shanower ‘s Age of Bronze comic book series, the substitution of a deer for Iphigenia is a pious lie invented by Odysseus to comfort the grieving Clytemnestra. Also, the statue must be cleansed.