Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781849431644
Binding: PaperBack



Translated by Meredith Oakes
PaperBack (21 Sep 2011)

The Greek fleet bound for Troy is becalmed. For the sake of a wind, Agamemnon, leader of the Greek forces, is persuaded that he must sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia. But as the priest raises his knife to slit the child’s throat, the goddess Diana spirits her away. Clytemnestra, Agamemnon’s wife, believing her beloved daughter to be dead, slays her husband in revenge on hisreturn from the Trojan wars. Their son, Orestes, avenges his father’s death by killing his mother. Now, years later, as Iphigenia, a prisoner of the temple of Diana, looks across the sea to Greece, longing to return home, her brother Orestes arrives...

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ISBN13 9781849431644
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


'Goethe’s version (translated by Meredith Oakes) is a great improvement on the tone and assumptions in the original Greek' The Times

'In Meredith Oakes’ nimble new translation, this is a drama well worth rediscovering' Observer

'There’s something quite electrifying about each twist of thought, each grasp of over-due revelation' Daily Telegraph

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