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Book on one of Aristotle’s favourite tragedies by AIAS Fellow Isabelle Torrance

Why was Iphigenia among the Taurians by Euripides one of Aristotle’s two favourite tragedies?

2019.01.31 | Lena Bering

 

AIAS-COFUND Fellow and Classicist Isabelle Torrance’s new book Euripides: Iphigenia among the Taurians’ (Bloomsbury Press 2019) explains why, by examining how dramatic excitement is achieved through the exquisitely constructed reversal of events which Aristotle so admired as a plot form.

Torrance discusses themes including human sacrifice, gender relations, and representations of ethnicity, before sketching out the vast reception history of the play, from antiquity to the present day, in a variety of genres, such as ancient comedy, Roman philosophy, European opera, and 20th century theatre.

Read more about the book

Euripides: Iphigenia among the Taurians (London: Bloomsbury Press 2019) by Isabelle Torrance
https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/euripides-iphigenia-among-the-taurians-9781350070066/

Contact

Isabelle Torrance, Associate Professor, AIAS-COFUND Fellow
Email: itorrance@aias.au.dk

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Tags: Greek Tragedy, classics, Euripides