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Iphigenia in Tauris (c.-405) [Play]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The modern reader may have difficulty conceiving of Iphigeneia in Tauris as tragedy, for the term in our sense is associated with downfall, death, and disaster. But to the ancient Greeks, the use of heroic legend, the tragic diction and meters, and the tragic actors would have defined it as pure tragedy, the happy ending notwithstanding. While not one of his "deep" dramatic works, the play is Euripidean in many respects, above all in its recurrent theme of escape, symbolized in the rescue of Iphigenia by Artemis, to whom she was about to be sacrificed

Original title: Ιφιγενεια η εν Ταυροις [Iphigeneia he en Taurois]


Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekTragedy

This work has been adapted as the following works :
     Iphigenia in Tauris (1787) [Play]
      Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Ten Plays by Euripides (1936) [Collection]
      Author: Euripides
     Heracles and Other Plays (2002) [Collection]
      Author: Euripides

Edition #1: Iphigenia in Tauris

Iphigenia in Tauris (1973)
Edition Details:

The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series is based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves, or who work in collaboration with poets, can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of the great Greek writers. These new translations are more than faithful to the original text, going beyond the literal meaning in order to evoke the poetic intensity and rich metaphorical texture of the Greek language.

Language: English

Edition: Greek Tragedy in New Translations
Translated by: Richmond Lattimore
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Manifested in:

Iphigenia in Tauris (1992)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019507291X
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 112

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