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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In some versions, Iphigenia dies at Aulis, but in others, Artemis rescues her. At the last moment the goddess Artemisto whom the sacrifice was to be made, intervened and replaced Iphigeneia on the altar with a deer, saving the girl and sweeping her off ifignia the land of the Taurians. Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Iphigenia sister Chrysothemis sister.

Statements consisting only of ehripide research should be removed. At the annual festival held there in honor of Artemis, a single drop of blood must be drawn from the throat of a man to commemorate Orestes’s near-sacrifice. Clytemnestra stands beside Agamemnon and Achilles beside Odysseus and each one begs for the life of Iphigenia.

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The strangers arrived with the blood of kin on their hands and they must be cleansed. Calchas informs the general that in order to appease the goddess, he must sacrifice his eldest daughter, Iphigenia. Views Read Edit View history.

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Tauricaa region of Scythia in the northern Black Sea. Daily Life in Roman Egypt. All three exit the stage. Rescue me from this barbarian land, aylide me from this slaughterous priesthood, in which it is my office to kill strangers. Clytemnestra and Iphigenia try in vain to persuade Agamemnon to change his mind, but auliide general believes that he has no choice.


The play revolves around Agamemnonthe leader of the Greek coalition before and during the Trojan Warand his decision to sacrifice ueripide daughter, Iphigenia iflgenia, to appease the goddess Artemis and allow his troops to set sail to preserve their honour in battle against Troy. 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.

For other uses, see Iphigenia disambiguation. Achilles then attempts to claim her as his wife, but she reminds him that “women are no good irigenia you dead”. Archived from the original on July 15, The two decide to hide and make a plan to retrieve the idol without being captured.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Iphigeneia. Views Read Edit View history. It has much in common with another of Euripides’s plays, Helenas well as the lost play Andromedaand is often described as a romancea melodramaa tragi-comedy or an escape play. Iphigenia Among the Taurians.

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Fetch me back to Argos, my brother, before I die. Other variants include her being rescued at her sacrifice by Artemis and transformed into the goddess Hecate. As Achilles prepares to defend Iphigenia by force, Iphigenia, realizing that she has no hope of escape, begs Achilles not to aulise his euriplde away in a lost cause. The herdsman heard one called Pylades by the other, but did not hear the name of the other. She also believes that her death will be heroic, as it is for the good of all Greeks.

The conflict between Agamemnon and Achilles over the fate of the young woman presages a similar conflict between the two at the beginning of the Iliad. Iphigenia is the priestess of Artemis, and it is her duty to perform the sacrifice. Menelaus intercepts the letter and he and Agamemnon argue.

Iphigenia then offers to release Orestes if he will carry home a letter from her to Greece. Iphigenia in Aulis or at Aulis Ancient Greek: He becomes haunted by the Erinyes for committing the crime and goes through periodic fits of madness. Iphigenia interprets it thus to Thoas: This is evidence enough for Iphigenia, who embraces Orestes.


May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Thoas, king of the Taurians, enters and asks whether or not the first rites have been performed over the strangers. Orestes and Pylades enter in bonds. Leading the chorus in a hymn to Artemis, she goes to her death, with her mother Clytemnestra so distraught as to presage her murder of her husband and Orestes’s matricide years later. A messenger enters, shouting that the strangers have escaped.

Thoas calls upon the citizens of his land to run along the shore and catch the ship. Within the novel, the ghost of Iphigenia tells Achilles that all the poets lied.

Catalog Record: Ifigenia in Tauride ; Ifigenia in Aulide | Hathi Trust Digital Library

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. First, Orestes recounts how Iphigenia embroidered the scene of the quarrel between Atreus and Thyestes on a fine web. Years before the time ifigsnia covered by the play, the young princess Iphigeneia narrowly avoided death by sacrifice at the hands of her father, Agamemnon.

Then she brought me to stay in this land.

Iphigenia ifgenia Tauris Menelaus is apparently convinced that it would be better to disband the Greek army than to have his niece killed, but Agamemnon is now ready to carry out the sacrifice, claiming that the army will storm his palace at Argos and kill his entire family if he does not.

Orestes was sent by Apollo to retrieve the image of Artemis from the temple, and Pylades has accompanied him.