Euripides writes about the concerns and fates of women and slaves, typically considered insignificant by his peers. In Iphigenia at Aulis, Agamemnon, king of Argos, has assembled the Greek fleet in the bay of Aulis in preparation for war with Troy. Fate stills the winds and the ships lie idle in the water. The soldiers lay their ill fortune at Agamemnon's feet. Fearing loss of power and his command, he decides to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia, to the gods to raise a wind.
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Hayes Barton Press
December 22, 2008
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