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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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. The play as it exists in the manuscripts ifogenia with a messenger reporting that Iphigenia has been replaced on the altar by a deer.

Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Electra sister Chrysothemis sister. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. It should not be confused with Taurus.

Thoas calls upon the citizens of his land to run along the shore and catch the ship. For the adaptation by Goethe, see Iphigenia in Tauris Goethe.

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Iphigenia and her mother Clytemnestra are brought to Aulis under the pretext of a marriage to Achillesbut soon discover the marriage is a ruse. 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. She has since been made a priestess at the temple of Artemis in Taurica, a position in which she has the gruesome task of ritually sacrificing foreigners who land on King Thoas ‘s shores. She retaliates by preventing the Greek troops from reaching Troy unless Agamemnon kills Iphigenia at Aulis as a human sacrifice.


Iphigenia interprets it thus to Thoas: 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.

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When she sees Achilles, Clytemnestra mentions the duripide Achilles, however, appears to be unaware of it, and she and Iphigenia gradually learn the eurpide.

This is evidence enough for Iphigenia, who embraces Orestes. The Bacchantes Dionysus in ’69 The Bacchae Princesses in Greek mythology Ancient Crimea Greek mythological priestesses Greek mythological heroes Human sacrifice. Iphigenia is the priestess of Artemis, and it is her duty to perform the sacrifice. 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.

Agamemnon Menelaus Clytemnestra Iphigenia Achilles attendant. The altar is in the center. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved December 9, Please improve un by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Orestes informs Iphigenia that Agamemnon is dead, but that his son lives. However, most tributes to Artemis inspired by the sacrifice were more traditional. Ih than sacrificing virgins, they would whip a male victim in front of a sacred image of Artemis.

Orestes and Pylades brought before Iphigenia, by Joseph Strutt.

Goddess Artemis saved me and substituted a deer, which my father sacrificed believing he was thrusting the sharp blade into me. Iphigenia enters and discusses her sad life with the chorus, composed of captive Greek maidens, attendants of Iphigenia. They know that the Taurians sacrifice Hellene blood in their temple of Artemis.


Apollo orders Orestes—to escape persecution by the Erinyes for killing his mother, Clytemnestra, and her lover—to go to Tauris. The strangers arrived with the blood of kin on their hands and they must be cleansed. Iphigenia AulidensisLeipzig, Teubner,p.

For other uses, see Iphigenia disambiguation. Iphigenia finds out which of the two is Pylades and that they are from Argos. From Collins to Fitzgerald. The full rarely used name of the fictional private investigator V. The herdsman heard one called Pylades by the other, but did not hear the name of the other. Retrieved June 25, Rescue me from this barbarian land, free me from this slaughterous priesthood, in which it is my office to kill strangers.

Many traditions arose from the sacrifice of Iphigenia.

Thoas enters from the temple, asking what all the noise is about. Clytemnestra arrives at Aulis with Iphigenia and the infant Orestes.

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.

She also believes that her death will be heroic, as it is for the good of all Greeks.