Iphigenia At Aulis by Euripides

In this ancient Greek tragedy, a dire situation unfolds as the Greek fleet, ready to sail for Troy, is becalmed at Aulis. The leader of the Greeks, Agamemnon, faces a harrowing choice when the seer Calchas reveals that the goddess Artemis demands the sacrifice of his daughter, Iphigenia, to appease her and allow the winds to blow once more. Torn between duty and love, Agamemnon lures his daughter to Aulis under the pretense of a marriage to Achilles, only to confront the moral dilemma of sacrificing his child for the sake of his army's success. The play delves into themes of honor, sacrifice, and the devastating costs of war, as characters grapple with their fates and the consequences of their choices.

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Total Points: 96

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