Iphigenia At Aulis

Euripides


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Iphigenia in Aulis or at Aulis is the last of the extant works by the playwright Euripides. The play revolves around Agamemnon, the leader of the Greek coalition before and during the Trojan War, and his decision to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia, to appease the goddess Artemis and allow his troops to set sail to preserve their honour in battle against Troy. The conflict between Agamemnon and Achilles over the fate of the young woman presages a similar conflict between the two at the beginning of the Iliad. In his depiction of the experiences of the main characters, Euripides frequently uses tragic irony for dramatic effect.

Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World set.

This book has 64 pages in the PDF version.

Production notes: This ebook of Iphigenia At Aulis was published by Global Grey in 2018.

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