This chapter presents a fictional account that gives expression to Iphigeneia's ambivalent reaction to her metamorphic body and her impending marriage to Achilles. Unlike most classical accounts of this myth that first depict Iphigeneia approaching her father at the scene of her sacrifice, the chapter begins the story in Mycaenae, where it is Iphigeneia's relationship with her mother Clytemnestra that predominates. Here, myth becomes a space ‘far from kingdoms, from caesars, from brawls, from the cravings of penis and sword’. In its potential for independence and creativity the autonomous...
Keywords: Iphigeneia; marriage; Achilles; myth; metamorphic body; father; mother; Mycaenae
Chapter. 4103 words.
Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World
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