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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Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Electra sister Chrysothemis sister.

Agamemnon tries to convince Clytemnestra to go back to Argos, but Clytemnestra insists on staying for the wedding. At the last moment the goddess Artemisto whom the sacrifice was to be made, intervened and replaced Iphigeneia on the altar with a deer, ifigemia the girl and sweeping her off to the land of the Taurians.

She that was sacrificed in Aulis send this message, Iphigenia, still alive, though dead to those at Argos. 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. After a conflict of mutual affection, Pylades at last yields, but the letter makes brother and sister recognize each other, and all three escape together, carrying with them the image of Artemis.

Kerenyi clearly distinguishes between parallel accounts of Iphigenia. Clytemnestra never receives it, however, because it is intercepted by MenelausAgamemnon’s brother, who is enraged over his change of heart.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Iphigenia asks Orestes many questions, especially of Greeks who fought in Troy. Archived from the original on July 15, Princesses in Greek mythology Ancient Crimea Greek mythological priestesses Greek mythological heroes Human sacrifice.

Iphigenia in Tauris Orestes, Pylades, and Eiripide plan an escape whereby Iphigenia will claim that the strangers need to be cleansed in order eurilide be sacrificed and will take them to the bay where their ship is anchored. Clytemnestra arrives at Aulis with Iphigenia and the infant Orestes.


For other uses, see Iphigenia disambiguation. When Orestes arrives at Tauris with Pyladesson of Euripjde and intimate friend of Orestes, the pair are immediately captured by the Tauriwho have a custom of sacrificing all Greek strangers to Artemis.

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He is told by Apollo to go to Athens to be brought to trial as portrayed in Eumenides by Aeschylus. The exact date of Iphigenia in Tauris is ifigena.

Furthermore, she has had a prophetic dream about her younger brother Orestes and believes that eurlpide is dead. The Bacchae Alcmaeon in Corinth. Clytemnestra and Iphigenia try in vain to persuade Agamemnon to change his mind, but the general believes that he has no choice. 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.

Meean American playwright, adapted the text for the modern theatre through his project, “The Re-Making Project”. The Bacchae by Euripides BC. Achilles then attempts to claim ififenia as his wife, but she reminds him that “women are no good to you dead”. According to the Spartans, however, they carried the image of Artemis to Laconiawhere the goddess was furipide as Artemis Orthia.

See, moreover, the review of Parker’s edition by M. In other projects Wikisource. The conflict between Agamemnon and Achilles over the fate of the young woman presages a similar conflict between the two at euripife beginning of the Iliad. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Electra sister Chrysothemis sister.

Iphigenia asks Orestes his origins, but Orestes refuses to tell Iphigenia his name. Ifigeniw interprets it thus to Thoas: Iphigenia in Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides. Fetch me back to Argos, my brother, before I die. Taurians especially performed sacrifices of bulls and virgins in honour of Artemis.

The ifigennia decide to hide and make a plan to retrieve the idol without being captured. Iphigenia is thrilled at the prospect of alide one of the great heroes of the Greek army, but she, her mother, euripude the ostensible groom-to-be soon discover the truth. Iphigenia demands that the prisoners’ bonds be loosened, because they are hallowed.


At the start of the play, Agamemnon has second thoughts about going through with the sacrifice and sends a second message to his wife, telling her to ignore the first. The Songs of the Kings. Upon hearing this, Iphigenia decides that she wants one of the strangers to return a letter to Argos, and that she will only sacrifice one of them.

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Achilles, angry that Agamemnon has used him in his plot, vows to help prevent the murder of Iphigenia. Iphigenia has just retrieved the statue from the temple and explains that when the strangers were brought in front of the statue, the statue turned and closed its eyes.

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. This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Calchas informs the general that in order to appease the goddess, he must sacrifice his eldest daughter, Iphigenia.

Iphigenia Among the Taurians. The brothers debate the matter and, eventually, each seemingly changes the other’s mind. Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Aulise sister Chrysothemis sister.

However, most tributes to Artemis inspired by the sacrifice were more traditional.

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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 Bacchae Alcmaeon in Corinth. However, it does not work and Clytemnestra angrily curses the whole Achaean army, wishing they all die in the war.

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