Maurice Plantnauer was Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford.
Iphigenia in Taurisby Euripides, Richmond A. Lattimore (Translator)
Euripides is known in literature & fiction circles as a Greek tragedian of classical Athens. Euripides is one of the few whose dramas & plays have survived. Ancient & medieval scholars have attributed 95 dramas & plays to Euripides, of which 19 are known to have survived more or less complete. Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama & plays down to modern times. He was unique among the writers of ancient & medieval Athens for the sympathy he demonstrated towards all victims of society, including women. In Iphigenia in Tauris, Iphigenia reflects on her brother's death. She recounts her "sacrifice" at the hands of Agamemnon, and how she was saved by Artemis and made priestess in the temple. Iphigenia has had a dream in which the structure of her family's house crashed down in ruins, leaving only a single column. She interprets this dream to mean that Orestes is dead. Iphigenia in Tauris is a Greek romantic drama believed to have been written in 414 BC.
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