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Notebook, 1993-

ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE

[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Demigods and Heros - Achilles - Aegisthus - Agamemnon - Ajax the Locrian - Ajax the Telamonian - Alcestis - Amphiaraos - Amphitrite - Antigone - Atalanta - Belerophon - Cadmus - Clytemnestra - Daedalus - Danae - Dioscuri - Electra - Europa - Eurydice - Ganymede - Hector - Hecuba - Helen - Heracles - Hippolytus - Icarus - Io - Iphigenia - Jason - Leda - Menelaus - Minos - Nestor - Niobe - Odysseus - Oedipus - Orestes - Medea - Orpheus - Paris - Pasiphae - Pelops - Penelope - Perseus - Phaedra - Phaethon - Phrixus - Priam - Telemachus - Theseus - Triptolemus

Iphigenia

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The daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra who was sacrificed by her father to appease Artemis so that the Greek fleet could sail for Troy from Aulis where it was becalmed. In accordance with another legend Iphigenia did not die at Aulis but was replaced by Artemis with a stag for the sacrifice and the goddess carried her off to Tauris where she presided over the great sanctuary of Artemis. Iphigenia fled from Tauris with the palladium of Artemis together with her brother Orestes and Pylades who had been searching for her. With Orestes and Pylades she finally reached Greece and according to the tradition died at Megara. Inspired by the legend, the tragedian Euripides wrote two plays round her character, Iphigenia in Aulis and Iphigenia at Taurus. [p. 66]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]




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