CXXXVIII: Euripides Has No Business Making Us Feel for Agamemnon! (Iphigenia at Aulis, Part 1)

The Greeks weren't able to sail for Troy but for the sacrifice of Agamemnon's eldest daughter, Iphigenia. Even for Agamemnon, this one's particularly dark and Euripides's tragedy retelling Iphigenia's fate is the best way to tell her story.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Iphigenia at Aulis, versions translated by E. Coleridge and Cecelia Eaton Lushnig (quotes from Luschnig); Earth Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com. Special thanks to Ash Strain for their help researching this episode! Follow Ash on Twitter: @ashstrain_.

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