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 (ĭf′ə-jə-nī′ə, -nē′ə)
n. Greek Mythology
The daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, who was offered as a sacrifice by Agamemnon but rescued by Artemis. She later became a priestess.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the daughter of Agamemnon, taken by him to be sacrificed to Artemis, who saved her life and made her a priestess


(ˌɪf ɪ dʒəˈnaɪ ə, -ˈni ə)

(in Greek myth) a daughter of Agamemnon, who was sacrificed by her father to gain fair winds for the Greek ships bound for Troy: in some versions of the myth, Artemis halted the sacrifice at the last instant.
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Noun1.Iphigenia - (Greek mythology) the daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon; Agamemnon was obliged to offer her as a sacrifice to Artemis when the Greek fleet was becalmed on its way to Troy; Artemis rescued her and she later became a priestess
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[ˌɪfɪdʒɪˈnaɪə] nIfigenia
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1: I know that Hesiod in the "Catalogue of Women" represented that Iphigeneia was not killed but, by the will of Artemis, became Hecate (48).
48) According to this account Iphigeneia was carried by Artemis to the Taurie Chersonnese (the Crimea).
Judged, despised, cursed by gods she has long since lost faith in, Clytemnestra reveals the tragic saga that led to these bloody actions: how her husband deceived her eldest daughter Iphigeneia with a promise of marriage to Achilles, only to sacrifice her because that is what he was told would make the winds blow in his favor and take him to Troy; how she seduced and collaborated with the prisoner Aegisthus, who shared her bed in the dark and could kill; how Agamemnon came back with a lover himself; and how Clytemnestra finally achieved her vengeance for his stunning betrayal--his quest for victory, greater than his love for his child.
In the Iliad, Achilles ritually sacrifices twelve Trojan youths in honor of his fallen friend Patroclus, but Agamemnon's murder by his wife Clytemnestra was seen by later Greeks, at least in part, as a punishment for his having sacrificed his daughter Iphigeneia to the goddess Artemis.
Iphigeneia as agalma and the wealth of the house, below 206).
Dramatic texts take centre stage (Marlowe's Dido Queene of Carthage, Jane Lumley's The Tragedie of Iphigeneia, Nicholas Breton's The Miseries of Mavillia, Thomas Middleton's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, Elizabeth Cary's The Tragedie of Mariam, and Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost, Taming of the Shrew, and Hamlet form the principal works under examination), but instruction books, sermons, religious translations, and catechisms also make their way into the discussion.
Ten editions of Hecuba and Iphigeneia in Aulis together, and three of Hecuba alone appeared in early modern Europe before 1541, according to Charlton (33), and further editions were printed after that date (Mossman 223).
The examples of the outlines of the Iphigeneia and of the Odyssey mentioned by Aristotle simply do not offer support to her thesis; see Poetica 17.
Iphigeneia at Aulis, adapt: Colin Teevan from Euripides; dir: Dylan Russell.
Agamemnon's choice to sacrifice Iphigeneia, to modern instances of nihilist teenage melodrama, e.