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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Donald Hughes, “Goddess of Conservation. Iphigenia irigenia Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides. For other uses, see Iphigenia disambiguation. Menelaus insists that it is Agamemnon’s duty to do all he can to aid the Greeks.

In other projects Wikisource. Retrieved from ” https: Iphigenia Among the Taurians. This page was last edited on 19 Septemberat In Aeschylus ‘s Agamemnonthe first play in the Oresteiathe sacrifice of Iphigenia is given as one of the reasons that Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus plan to murder Agamemnon. Thoas, king of the Taurians, enters and asks whether or not the first rites have been performed over the strangers. He is told by Apollo to go to Athens to be brought to trial as portrayed in Eumenides by Aeschylus.

Menelaus intercepts the letter and he and Agamemnon argue.

Oresteia BC, Aeschylus Electra c. Instead, she is unwillingly sacrificed to appease Artemis.

Agamemnon at first refuses but, pressured by the other iifgenia, eventually agrees. She also believes that her death will be heroic, as it is for the good of all Greeks.


Although the trial ends in his favour, the Erinyes continue to haunt him. The troops are stuck and starving and the general, Agamemnon, must sacrifice his own daughter to turn the fates to their favor. The strangers arrived with the blood of kin on their hands and they must be cleansed. Clytemnestra arrives at Aulis with Iphigenia and the infant Orestes. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Ehripide Policy. She recounts her “sacrifice” at the hands of Agamemnonand how she was saved by Artemis and made priestess in this temple.

At Aulis, the leader of the Greeks, Agamemnonaccidentally kills a deer in a grove sacred to the goddess Artemis.

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She wants to inform them that, thanks to the miraculous swap performed by Artemis, she is still alive and wants to return to her homeland, leaving the role of high priestess to someone else. Iphigeneia hates her forced religious servitude and is desperate to contact her family in Greece. Furious at having been used as a prop in Agamemnon’s plan, Achilles vows to defend Iphigenia, initially more for the purposes of his own honour than to save the innocent girl.

Now, she presides over the sacrifices of any Hellene trespassers in the land of the Taurians, to avenge the crimes against her. The Bacchantes Dionysus in ’69 The Bacchae ifigehia Views Read Edit View history.

The two decide to hide and make a plan to retrieve the idol without being captured.

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Iphigenia is the priestess of Artemis, and it is her duty to perform the sacrifice. However, when he tries to rally the Greeks against the sacrifice, he finds out that “the entirety of Greece”—including the Myrmidons under his personal command—demand that Agamemnon’s wishes be carried out, and he barely escapes being stoned.


It should not be confused with Taurus. In some versions, Iphigenia is not actually sacrificed. Iphigenia explains that she would like to clean the strangers and the statue in the sea, to make for a purer sacrifice. During this recitation, Orestes asks Pylades what he should do, having realized that he was standing in front of his sister.

Iphigenia in Tauris Taurians especially performed sacrifices of bulls and virgins in honour of Artemis. She believes that her father’s bloodline has ended with the death of Orestes.

For the adaptation by Goethe, see Iphigenia in Tauris Goethe. Years before the time period covered by the play, the ifjgenia princess Iphigeneia narrowly avoided death by sacrifice at the hands of her father, Agamemnon.

The earliest known accounts of the purported death of Iphigenia are included in Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis and Iphigenia in Taurisboth Athenian tragedies of the fifth century BC set in the Heroic Age. She that was sacrificed in Aulis send this message, Iphigenia, still alive, though dead to those at Argos. In Greek mythology, Iphigenia appears as the Greek fleet gathers in Aulis to prepare for war against Troy.