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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.
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(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
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(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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There was, essentially, an early modern Greek tragic canon which largely neglected Oedipus, and instead concentrated on Euripides's Hecuba, Iphigenia in Aulis, Medea, and Alcestis (Hecuba and Iphigenia in Aulis came to popularity in Erasmus's Latin translations, first printed in 1506, while Medea and Alcestis appeared in the translations of George Buchanan in the 1540s).
Euripides and Aeschylus recount the tragic sequence of Agamemnon sacrificing his daughter Iphigenia to Artemis in return for a Greek victory in the Trojan War, and the family murders and vengeance that followed, says Torrance, but in this play, Iphigenia was saved by Artemis and is priestess of a cult of human sacrifice--specifically of Greek men--in a far corner of the Black Sea.
In Greek mythology who was the father of Iphigenia? A Agamemnon B Theseus C Odysseus D Heracles 2.
It followed the huge success of Iphigenia in Splott which won best new play at the UK Theatre Awards in 2015 and the James Tait Black Prize for Drama for Gary Owen.
Alan Tongue has assembled performing editions, from the composer's short score and parts kept in the British Library, giving us an hour's music for The Bacchae, Electra and Iphigenia in Tauris.
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The title refers to the Greek myth about Iphigenia. After her father Agamemnon accidentally kills a deer sacred to the goddess Artemis, he faces a choice: to sacrifice his daughter or halt his invasion of Troy.