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Iphigenia in Aulis | Study Guide

Euripides

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Overview

Author

Euripides

First Performed

c. 406 BCE

Type

Play

Genre

Tragedy

About the Title

The play is named after a central character, Iphigenia, who is to be sacrificed to the Greek goddess Artemis, who reigns over wild animals, the hunt, vegetation, chastity, and childbirth. The name Iphigenia means "Mother of Strong Ones." The action takes place at Aulis, a Greek port where Iphigenia's father, king of Argos (also called Mycenae) Agamemnon, commands a fleet of Greek warships bound for Troy, an ancient city located on the westernmost edge of Asia (in modern-day Turkey). The ships, which depend on a favorable wind to sail with any speed, are stranded until Iphigenia is sacrificed.

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