Euripides: Iphigenia in Tauris

M. J. Cropp

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ISBN: 9780856686528

Publication: December 1, 2000

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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Iphigenia in Tauris tells the story of the princess Iphigenia who was sacrificed by her father Agamemnon to expedite his campaign against Troy but was rescued by the goddess Artemis and transported to the land of the Taurians. There she herself must perform human sacrifices as a priestess of Artemis in the local cult. Troy has now been sacked, and Agamemnon murdered by his wife and avenged by his son Orestes. With his mother's blood on his hands, Orestes is guided by Apollo to seek purification through bringing the image of the Tauric Artemis to Greece, and so is reunited with his sister. The drama centers on Iphigenia's near-sacrifice at OrestesÆ hands, their recognition in the nick of time, and their ingenious and thrilling escape to bring the cult of Artemis to Halae and Brauron near Athens.

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Format: Hardback

Size: 210 x 149 mm

288 Pages

ISBN: 9780856686528

Publication: December 1, 2000

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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