The Sacrifice of Iphigenia

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Illustration

Carole Raddato
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published on 13 May 2015

Fourth Style fresco depicting the Sacrifice of Iphigenia, from the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii. 1st century CE. (Naples National Archaeological Museum)
Iphigenia is dragged to the altar as a sacrificial offering to Artemis. On either side stand her father, King Agamemnon, and her grieving mother Clytemnestra. The scene above shows Artemis and one of her Nymphs bringing a stag to sacrifice in the girl's place.


About the Author

Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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APA Style

Raddato, C. (2015, May 13). The Sacrifice of Iphigenia. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3853/

Chicago Style

Raddato, Carole. "The Sacrifice of Iphigenia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 13, 2015. https://www.ancient.eu/image/3853/.

MLA Style

Raddato, Carole. "The Sacrifice of Iphigenia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 13 May 2015. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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