By Poulheria Kyriakou
This is often the 1st significant observation onEuropides' Iphigenia in Tauris to seem in English in additional than sixty five years and does complete justice to an undeservedly missed tragedy. It sheds gentle on Euripides' exciting remedy of fantasy, which makes the play an enticing scan in his profession. The creation and remark talk about widely the play's well-known reputation and intrigue scenes and its interesting presentation of the connection of gods and people. The statement additionally deals clean insights into the play's complicated depiction of Greeks and barbarians, and the function of cult in 5th century Athens.
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Ion may have preceded IT or vice versa. Alternatively, it cannot be excluded on metrical (423-20), Phoenissae and the fragmentary Antiope and Hypispyle (411-409). See Cropp & Fick (1985) 20-23. Concerning Hippolytus, according to the testimony of the Aristophanic hypothesis (25-30) to the extant play (έδιδάχθη έπί Έπαμείνονος άρχοντος όλυμπιάδι πζ ετει δ. πρώτος Ευριπίδης, δεύτερος Ίοφών, τρίτος "Ιων. εστι δέ ούτος 'Ιππόλυτος δεύτερος, <ό> κ α ι σ τ ε φ α ν ί α ς προσαγορευόμενος. εμφαίνεται δέ ύστερος γεγραμμένος- τό γ ά ρ άπρεπες κ α ι κατηγορίας άξιον έν τούτωι διώρθωται τωι δράματι), the play was produced in the archonship of Epameinon (= Great Dionysia 428) and it appears to have been come second because it eliminates the improprieties presented in the first play by the same name.
For such heroines see also Johnston (1999) ch. 6 (238-241 for Iphigeneia). Cf. Stockert 51-52 and for suggestions about the origin of Iphigeneia's cult at Brauron see n. 25 below. O. Hulton, "Euripides and the Iphigenia L e g e n d " Mnemosyne 15 (1962) 364-68, Hollinshead (1985) 420-30, Brule (1987) 180-203, D o w d e n (1989) 10-24 and Aretz (1999) 47-229. II. 103). 14 In most poetic treatments of the myth in the fifth century Iphigeneia dies at Aulis; see P. P. 22-23, A. Ag. 184-257, 1412-21, 1555-59, S.
Alternatively, the captives may have been brought to the temple by the cowherd only and thus the men addressed at 468-71 are the assistants (or escorts and assistants may be dismissed together). If so, then the servants addressed at 638 are the chorus and those dismissed at 725-26 at least two men who accompanied Iphigeneia in her exit. 36 V. Date There is no external information about the dating of the play. The main internal criteria are metrical, especially the frequency and types of resolutions in spoken iambic trimeters.