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Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Edith Hall


This monograph is a cultural history of the performance, reception and influence of the ancient Greek tragedy Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides. First produced in the late 5th century BCE in Athens, this play was one of the most influential of all the canonical classical dramas in antiquity until the fourth century CE and in the period between the Renaissance and the early 20th century. It dramatises the escape of the Greek siblings Iphigenia and Orestes, with Orestes' friend Pylades, from the barbarian community of the Taurians on the north coast of the Black Sea, bringing with them an ancient ... More

Keywords: Euripides, Iphigenia, Tauris, Greek, tragedy, Artemis, Thoas, theatre, Black Sea, tragicomedy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195392890
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edith Hall, author
Kings College London