Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Iphigenia in Tauris

This week I read another of Euripides' plays- Iphigenia in Tauris. It's interesting because the action of the play takes place several years after the events of "Iphigenia at Aulis", but the play itself was written nine years earlier.

Again I was amazed by Euripides' modern style and the ease with which a modern reader could relate to a drama written over two thousand years ago.

Even though it's not chronological, I'm glad I read the plays in this order. It was nice to see Iphigenia have a chance to do a scene with her brother, Orestes, when he was old enough to respond.

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