Iphigenia in Tauris

Iphigenia in Tauris

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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…  See more details below

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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 centres on Iphigenia's near-sacrifice at Orestes 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."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN-13:
9781417915163
Publisher:
Kessinger Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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Maurice Plantnauer was Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford.

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