This is the first major commentary onEuropides' Iphigenia in Tauris to appear in English in more than 65 years and does full justice to an undeservedly neglected tragedy. It sheds light on Euripides' intriguing treatment of myth, which makes the play an interesting experiment in his career. The introduction and commentary discuss extensively the play's famous recognition and intrigue scenes and its fascinating presentation of the relationship of gods and humans. The commentary also offers fresh insights into the play's complex depiction of Greeks and barbarians, and the role of cult in fifth century Athens.
Poulheria Kyriakou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
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Untersuchungen zur Antiken Literatur und Geschichte