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Unformatted text preview: had to sacrifice in order to appease Artemis . Agamemnon, or perhaps one of the troops in the Greek force of Menelaus (the brother of Agamemnon) offended Artemis, the virgin goddess of the hunt either by killing one of her sacred animals and/or by boasting immoderately that his hunting skill exceeded even that of Artemis. Artemis sent a contrary wind, which held the Greek fleet in the bay of Aulis, where it had assembled before sailing to Troy. The prophet Calchas divined that the daughter of Agamemnon would have to be sacrificed to atone for the offence. Agamemnon then summoned Iphigenia from home under the ruse that she was to be married to Achilles . When the sacrifice was about to be made, however, Iphigenia is miraculously transported to Taurus, a city on the Black Sea, and an animal sent in her place. Cassandra Agamemnon’s Mistress, she prophsizes Agamemnon’s death...
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2008 for the course POLI 1001 taught by Professor Eubanks during the Fall '05 term at LSU.
- Fall '05