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  Iphigeneia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The sacrifice of Iphigenia by the Illioupersis Painter
According to some versions he did so, but most sources claims that Iphigenia was taken by Artemis to Tauris in Crimea to prepare others for sacrifice, and that the goddess left a deer or a goat (the god Pan transformed) in her place.
As Iphigenia sleeps in a grove by the sea, a noble but coarse and unlettered Cypriot youth, Cymon, seeing Iphigenia's beauty, fell in love with her and, by the power of love, became an educated and polished courtier.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iphigenia   (724 words)

Iphigenia is best known as the daughter Agamemnon, leader of the Greek forces at Troy, 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.
Agamemnon then summoned Iphigenia from home under the ruse that she was to be married to Achilles.
www.pantheon.org /articles/i/iphigenia.html   (439 words)

 Iphigenia in Taurus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Iphigenia is Agamemnon's daughter, sacrificed by him for Troyward winds many years ago, after Odysseus convinced her she would be marrrying Achilles.
Iphigenia has had an ominous dream suggesting to her the death of her brother Orestes, whom we know killed his mother Clytemnestra to avenge her murder of the father Agamemnon when he returned from the Trojan War.
Iphigenia is willing to cut a deal: one sacrifice if the other carries a letter to her home in Argos.
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 Iphigenia, Greek Mythology Link.
Iphigenia is most remembered on account of her own sacrifice, whether she died on the altar or not; for she is also said to have appeared many years later in a remote land.
For that reason, Iphigenia said, she was taking, along with the prisoners, the statue of Artemis out under the pure heaven, to be purged of blood, and then to the beach to be cleansed by the water of the sea, which, they say, can wash clean all the foulness of mankind.
Iphigenia, they say, was made immortal and ageless by Artemis, and she lives, married to Achilles, in the White Isle, which is in the Black Sea near the mouths of the Danube.
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 IPHIGENIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Iphigenia (ook wel Iphigeneia of Iphigineia) is een figuur uit de Griekse mythologie.
Iphigenia werd door Artemis in één van haar heiligdommen in de Krim geplaatst als priesteres.
Iphigenia is de hoofdpersoon in twee drama's van Euripides.
www.thumpershollow.com /encyclopedia/I/Iphigenia   (170 words)

 The Goddess of A Thousand Names-Iphigenia
Iphigenia is the priestess of Artemis at Tauris and officiates at sacrifices of captured stray Greeks.
Iphigenia says that Tantalus' guilt against the gods was a human excess of pride, but the gods have been cruel and unjust cursing his descendants with madness.
Iphigenia tells Orestes and Pylades to put down their swords and revere the king, her "second father."(80) Orestes wants to prove his identity bysingle combat, and Thoas is ready to fight, but Iphigenia stops themand identifies Orestes by a birth mark and a scar.
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 Caroline TRIESCHNIGG Iphigenia's dream in Euripides' Iphigenia Taurica: Shifting expectations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Iphigenia interprets this dream to mean that her brother Orestes is dead: she believes that the pillar refers to Orestes and her sprinkling of the pillar to her Taurian duty of consecrating foreigners for sacrifice.
First, Iphigenia interprets the dream to mean that her brother is dead, but the audience know this interpretation to be false.
Then, when Iphigenia thinks the dream is false, the audience think the dream is true, because Iphigenia is about to sprinkle her brother for sacrifice.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/05mtg/abstracts/TRIESCHNIGG.html   (591 words)

 Iphigenia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He declares that Iphigenia will marry Achilles, who is at the front awaiting battle, but actually intends to offer her as a sacrifice as soon as she arrives.
Iphigenia is the only main character that is not entirely represented by a puppet.
When Iphigenia first enters she is animating a small doll-like puppet as herself, but only half-heartedly; and halfway through the scene she tucks the puppet into her belt and plays the rest of the scene as a real human.
www.nytheatre.com /nytheatre/iphi1551.htm   (796 words)

 Iphigenia - Rijksmuseum
Iphigenia was the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra and the sister of Elektra and Orestes.
A soothsayer told him that the goddess Artemis was angry with him and that he would have to make a sacrifice to regain her favour: his own daughter Iphigenia.
After much doubt and pressure from his army, the king finally agreed and Iphigenia was brought to Aulis under false pretences.
www.rijksmuseum.nl /aria/aria_encyclopedia/00047889?lang=en   (154 words)

 THE IPHIGENIA CYCLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the end, however, Iphigenia consents to sacrifice her life for the freedom and glory of her country, and is led off to the altar.
Iphigenia, saved by Artemis from death at the hands of her father, has been transported to the distant and barbaric land of the Taurians (today, the Crimea, on the north shore of the Black Sea).
Iphigenia, anxious to send word to her family, offers to spare one of the men if he will promise to return to Argos with her letter; however, neither man is willing to leave the other to his death.
www.courttheatre.org /home/plays/9798/cycle/PNcycle.shtml   (9014 words)

Iphigenia (1977) is based on Euripedes's Iphigenia at Aulis, a story of an incident just prior to the Trojan War.
Agamemnon sends a message to Argos calling for Iphigenia under the pretense that she is traveling to Aulis to wed Achilles, a leader of one of the small armies participating in the Trojan siege.
As the climax comes to its culmination, Iphigenia walks up the hillside steps to the altar where she is to be sacrificed, Agamemnon watching, with the army of men, helpless on the steps below.
www.cinemonkey.com /reviews/bennett/iphigenia.html   (758 words)

 Research Results For Iphigenia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He sacrificed Iphigenia in order to secure favorable winds for the Greek expedition against Troy and after a ten years' siege sacked the city, receiving Priam's daughter Cassandra as a prize.
In Greek mythology, Electra was daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, and sister of Orestes and Iphigenia.
In Greek mythology, Iphigenia was a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra.
www.probertencyclopaedia.com /cgi-bin/res.pl?keyword=Iphigenia&offset=0   (264 words)

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IPHIGENIA (reading) This message to Orestes, to the son Of Agamemnon, bear:-She, who was slain At Aulis, Iphigenia, sends thee this: She lives, but not to those who then were there.
IPHIGENIA When to Achilles, brother, not a bride, I to the sacrifice by guile was led, And tears and groans the altar compass'd round.
Thou, Iphigenia, on the hallow'd heights Of Brauron on this goddess shalt attend Her priestess, dying shalt be there interr'd, Graced with the honours of the gorgeous vests Of finest texture, in their houses left By matrons who in childbed pangs expired.
classics.mit.edu /Euripides/iph_taur.pl.txt   (8776 words)

Iphigenia, in Greek legend, daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon.
Agamemnon reluctantly agreed, and, despite Clytemnestra's protestations, Iphigenia nobly consented to die for the glory of Greece.
Years later Iphigenia had the opportunity of saving the life of her brother (Orestes), and she escaped with him to Greece.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/ent/A0825425.html   (190 words)

 Iphigenia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Iphigenia was the eldest daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon.
Some writers, such as Hyginus, write that Iphigenia was not killed, but that a great fog fell over the place of sacrifice and that Iphigenia was spirited away to become a priestess of Diana.
When he had brought Iphigenia into Aulis and the parent [Agamemnon] wished to sacrifice her, Diana pitied the maiden and threw a fog over them and she substituted a doe for Iphigenia and through the gloom carried Iphigenia away into the Tauric land and there she made her a priestess of her [Diana's] temple.
www.stanford.edu /~plomio/iphigenia.html   (705 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Iphigenia in Tauris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
At the end of "Iphigenia at Aulius," when the virgin daughter of Agamemnon is about to sacrificed offstage to appease the goddess Artemis, as the fatal blow is struck the young girl disappears and a stage appears in its place.
The dramatist provides his answer in "Iphigenia in Tauris" Artemis saved Iphigenia and brought her to the temple of the goddess in Tauris (which is in Thrace, although others take this to mean the Crimea).
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0856686530   (682 words)

 Iphigenia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Agamemnon lures Iphigenia and her mother Clytemnestra to his war camp with a contrived lie about a marriage to the great warrior Achilles.
IPHIGENIA asks the questions: Is the sacrifice of a child necessary for the prosecution of a war?, and Can an entire nation be led to madness in a time of war?
IPHIGENIA is part of a trilogy of Greek plays, which includes Helen, Queen of Sparta,(2003) and Odyssey: The Homecoming (2004).
www.lamama.org /ArchivesFolder/2005/Iphigenia.htm   (507 words)

 Philologica 7 (2001/2002): V. N. Iarxo. Iphigenia at Aulis by Innokentij Annenskij (Summary)
Unlike all other extant tragedies of Euripides, the initial monologue of Iphigenia at Aulis, composed in iambic trimeters, is framed by a dialogue, and this part of the prologue is not written in the usual iambs, but in anapaestic dimeters.
One of the main peculiarities of Annenskij’s translation is his amplification of the original, wherein introspective verbosity replaces the logical lucidity and plainness of the Greek verse.
In Iphigenia, one example of these three dots occurs in a passage of less than four poetic lines, and there are fragments in which we find two or three instances of three dots in each line!.
www.rvb.ru /philologica/07eng/07eng_vn-iarxo.htm   (1034 words)

 Theatre Mirror Reviews - "Iphigenia and Othjer Daughters"
Instead, the siblings struggle over who kills who: Iphigenia must kill, because her brother is a man; Orestes must kill, because he needs that statue to end the curse on his house.
Iphigenia realizes that she must sacrifice herself once again for Mankind — and thus climbs up onto a box to be turned into the statue that her brother needs.
But Heidi McNeill (Iphigenia) needs to work on her declaiming if she plans a career in classical drama; her screechy voice is one long, bumpy road for an audience to travel on.
www.theatermirror.com /i&odbucr.htm   (1291 words)

 Iphigenia in Aulis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Agamemnon, however reluctant, submitted to the inevitable and sent for his daughter Iphigenia, under the pretense that her marriage to Achilles was to be at once performed.
Iphigenia, enveloped in a cloud, was conveyed to Tauris, where Diana made her priestess of her temple.
Iphigenia is represented as thus describing her feelings at the moment of sacrifice:
www.2020site.org /trojanwar/iphigenia.html   (341 words)

 The Sacrifice of Iphigenia
There is a Pompeian wall- painting of the sacrifice of Iphigenia, which represents Agamemnon with veiled head and which may be regarded, in that particular at least, as a remote echo of Timanthes's famous picture.
Iphigenia's skin is white, probably she was the whole time in Agamemnon's house whereas all men around were exposed to the Greek Sun.
Sein Gemälde von der Opferung der Iphigenia, in welchem er allen Umstehenden den ihnen eigentuemlich zukommenden Grad der Traurigkeit erteilte, das Gesicht des Vaters aber, welches den allerhöchsten hätte zeigen sollen, verhüllete, ist bekannt, und es sind viel artige Dinge darüber gesagt worden.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Arts/TimanthesIphigenia.htm   (861 words)

 Iphigenia at Aulis - Euripides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Under the pretext that she is to be married to Achilles, Agamemnon has written to his wife Clytemnestra requesting that she bring the girl to Aulis, where the fleet is stranded and the army is restless.
Artemis is appeased, but Iphigenia is gone, and Agamemnon leaves his people for ten years of war from which he will only return to his own murder by Clytemnestra’s lover.
Iphigenia is portrayed by Pauline Hutton with a reasonable balance of girlishness and maturity.
www.culturevulture.net /Theater/IphigeniaatAulis.htm   (1006 words)

 Special Toics: Iphigenia
The image of a stag is superimposed on Iphigenia, mimicking other renditions of the myth (than Aeschylus', that state Artemis replaces Iphigenia with a stag.
Again, Iphigenia is wearing saffron robes; the eyes of almost everyone in the painting are turned to Artemis.
Some of the interesting touches on this piece are the warship in the background, which intimates at the need for Iphigenia's sacrifice for war, and the serpent in the tree.
lilt.ilstu.edu /DRJCLASSICS/syllabi/greekreligion/iphigenia2.htm   (394 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2002.01.05
Aretz examines the myth of the sacrifice of Iphigenia in ancient and modern drama.
The sacrifice of Iphigenia is both the triumph of moral corruption and the last obstacle for the myth of the war at Troy to take place.
In Ennius, Iphigenia's voluntary sacrifice becomes a platform for the display of emotions, a celebration of the pathetic, a paradigm for the unconditional devotion of a person to his/her country.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2002/2002-01-05.html   (1631 words)

 deseretnews.com | 'Iphigenia' resonates with meaning
Agamemnon has come up with a scheme to allegedly wed his daughter to Achilles, which pleases his wife, Queen Klytemnestra — until she discovers that, in fact, the "wedding" is a ruse to lure Iphigenia to an altar of death, not marriage.
Richard G. Scharine and Hugh Hanson are well cast as the feuding brothers Agamemnon and Menelaos, respectively, with Barbara Smith as the King's strong-willed wife Klytemnestra, traumatized by the events surrounding her oldest daughter.
Jamie Greenland also does a fine job as Iphigenia, who idolizes her father and who, in the end, agrees that she will be blessed by the gods for giving her life for her country.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,610152296,00.html   (506 words)

 harrell.doc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Iphigenia echoes the very words that Achilles uses to articulate his own similar choice between life and death.
This parallel on the level of diction is of essential importance, especially when we recall that Achilles’; use of words is an integral aspect of his heroic nature [cf.
Iphigenia uses the words of the Iliadic Achilles to save the life of his Euripidean counterpart.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/03mtg/abstracts/harrell.html   (423 words)

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