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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Iphigenia in Aulis or at Aulis Ancient Greek: Agamemnon tries to convince Clytemnestra to go back to Argos, but Clytemnestra insists on staying for the wedding. Achilles informs them that the Greek army, eager for war, has learned of the seer’s advice and now demand that Iphigenia be sacrificed. Apollo orders Orestes—to escape persecution by the Erinyes for killing his mother, Clytemnestra, and her lover—to go to Tauris.

Orestes, Pylades, and Iphigenia plan an escape whereby Iphigenia will claim that the strangers need to be cleansed in order to be sacrificed and will take them to the bay where their ship is anchored. 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.

As Achilles prepares to defend Iphigenia by force, Iphigenia, realizing that she has no hope of escape, begs Achilles not to throw his life away in a lost cause. Taurians especially performed sacrifices of bulls and virgins in honour of Artemis. Wikisource has the text of the Encyclopedia Americana article Iphigenia. 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.

Donald Hughes, “Goddess of Conservation. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. She recounts her “sacrifice” at the hands of Agamemnonand how she was saved by Artemis and made priestess in this temple. Many traditions arose from the sacrifice of Iphigenia. Orestes reveals his identity to Iphigenia, who demands proof. Archived from the original on July 15, All three exit the stage. When Orestes arrives at Tauris with Pyladesson of Strophius and intimate friend of Orestes, the pair are immediately captured by the Tauriwho have a custom of sacrificing all Greek strangers to Artemis.


Iphigenia finds out which of the two is Pylades and that they are from Argos. There is also ifkgenia that Iphigenia was actually the daughter of Helen and Theseus. Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August All articles lacking reliable references Articles lacking reliable references from August Articles that may contain original research from May All articles that may contain original research Commons category link is on Wikidata Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers Wikipedia articles with VIAF identifiers Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers.

This page was last edited on 28 Octoberat Additionally, Iphigenia will eyripide the statue that Orestes was sent to retrieve. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Iphigeneia. Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Electra sister Chrysothemis sister.

During this recitation, Orestes asks Pylades what he should do, having realized that he was standing in front of his sister.

The scene represents the front of the temple of Artemis in the land of the Taurians modern Crimea. Karl Kerenyiaware of Iphigenia’s obscure pre-history as an autonomous goddess rather than a mere marriageable girl in the house of Agamemnon, renders her name “she who governs births mightily” Kerenyi Iphigenia explains that she would like to clean the strangers and the statue in the aklide, to make for a purer sacrifice.

Retrieved ifigemia ” https: Iphigenia, knowing she is doomed, decides to be sacrificed willingly, reasoning that as a mere mortal, she cannot go against the will of a goddess.

The Songs of the Kings. Then she brought me to stay in this land. First, Orestes recounts how Iphigenia embroidered the scene of the quarrel between Atreus and Thyestes on a fine web.

Achilles, angry that Agamemnon has used him in his plot, vows to help prevent the murder of Iphigenia. He sends a message to his wife, Clytemnestratelling her to send Iphigenia to Aulis on the pretext that the girl is to be married to the Greek warrior Achilles before he sets off to fight. Fetch me back to Argos, my brother, before I die. In some versions of the story, Iphigenia remains unaware of her imminent sacrifice until the last moment, believing that she is led to the altar to be married.


The ifigenja are stuck and starving and the general, Suripide, must sacrifice his own daughter to turn the fates to their favor.

Iphigenia in Ualide and Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides.

She addresses Iphigenia, telling her to be priestess at the sacred terraces of Brauron, and she tells Orestes that she is saving him again. The strangers arrived with the blood of kin on their hands and they must be cleansed.

Agamemnon Menelaus Clytemnestra Iphigenia Eurripide attendant. Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Iphigenia AulidensisLeipzig, Teubner,p. Iphigenia then offers to release Orestes if he will carry home a letter from her to Greece.

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Rescue me from this barbarian land, free me from this slaughterous priesthood, in which it is my office to kill strangers. In some versions, Iphigenia is not actually sacrificed. Some very early Greek sources in the Epic Cycle affirmed that Artemis rescued Iphigenia from the human sacrifice her father was about to perform, for instance in the lost epic Cypriawhich survives in a summary by Proclus: This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Iphigenia in Tauris The full rarely used name of the fictional private investigator V.

Orestes and Pylades exit into the temple.

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Orestes refuses to go, but bids Pylades to take the euripids while Orestes will stay to be slain. Thoas enters from the temple, asking what all the noise is about. Iphigenia demands that the prisoners’ bonds be loosened, because they are hallowed.