Iphigeneia at Aulis.
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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Iphigenia (Greek mythology) -- Drama

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 181-182.

StatementA translation with commentary by Kenneth Cavander. With a series introd. by Eric A. Havelock.
GenreDrama
SeriesPrentice-Hall Greek drama series
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 182 p.
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23762582M

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Iphigenia in Aulis or at Aulis is the last of the extant works by the playwright Euripides. Written between , after Orestes, and BC, the year of Euripides' death, the play was first produced the following year in a trilogy with The Bacchae and Alcmaeon in Corinth by his son or nephew, Euripides the Younger, and won the first place at the Athenian city Dionysia. The play revolves around Agamemnon, the Place premiered: Athens. “Iphigenia at Aulis“ (Gr: “Iphigeneia en Aulidi“) is the last extant tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides. It was written sometime between and BCE (the date of his death) and was first produced in the year following his death, where it won first place at the Athenian City Dionysia contest. Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides text prepared by B E Turner Cast: AGAMEMNON: Commander of the Greek army OLD MAN: A manservant CHORUS: Women of Chalcis MENELAUS: Brother of Agamemnon, Helen’s ex. CLYTEMNESTRA: Agamemnon’s wife. IPHIGENIA: Agamemnon’s daughter. ORESTES: His son. Omitted in this version. MESSENGER. Apr 27,  · "Iphigenia in Aulis" was the last play written by Euripides and represents his most cynical depiction of the great heroes of Greek mythology. The subject of the play is the sacrifice of Iphigenia, ordered by her father King Agamemnon, to appease the goddess Artemis, so that the Achaen fleet can have fair winds to sail to Troy and bring back tonyasgaapartments.coms: 4.

In Greek mythology, Iphigenia was a daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra, and thus a princess of Mycenae. In the story, Agamemnon offends the goddess Artemis on his way to the Trojan War. She retaliates by preventing the Greek troops from reaching Troy unless Agamemnon kills Iphigenia at Aulis as a human sacrifice. In some versions, Iphigenia dies at Aulis, but in others, Artemis rescues . Iphigenia at Aulis (April 26, ) Here's one of Euripides' last plays, and one of his most melodramatic and accessible, and one of his simplest. The sacrifice of Iphigenia is one of the great tragic stories of classical Greece: Agamemnon, on his way to the Trojan War, is becalmed and stuck; in order to raise the wind, he sacrifices his own daughter/5. Iphigenia at Aulis dramatises the myth of Iphigenia, the young virgin sacrificed by her father Agamemnon at the start of the expedition against Troy. Produced at the end of the Peloponnesian war, it explores the breakdown of social norms which turns Greeks against Greeks, men against women, and condemns young brides to death. Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides is a sort of prequel to Homer's Iliad. It describes an important event immediately preceding the Trojan War. The ships waiting to leave for Troy are becalmed at.