The fashionable reader can have trouble conceiving of Iphigeneia in Tauris as tragedy, for the time period in our experience is linked to downfall, demise, and catastrophe. yet to the traditional Greeks, using heroic legend, the tragic diction and meters, and the tragic actors could have outlined it as natural tragedy, the chuffed finishing although. whereas now not one in every of his "deep" dramatic works, the play is Euripidean in lots of respects, specially in its recurrent topic of break out, symbolized within the rescue of Iphigeneia by way of Artemis, to whom she used to be approximately to be sacrificed.
Richmond Lattimore--who has been referred to as the dean of yankee translators--has translated Iphigeneia in Tauris with ability and subtlety, revealing it as probably the most delicately written and wonderfully contrived of the Euripidean "romances."
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