from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, who was offered as a sacrifice by Agamemnon but rescued by Artemis. She later became a priestess.
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- proper n. The daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Nearly sacrificed by her father to ensure the safe journey of Greeks to Troy, she was saved by Artemis and made her priest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of bivalve mollusks of the family Donacidæ, comprising Iphigenia brasiliensis and related species.
- n. A subgenus of Clausilia.
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- n. (Greek mythology) the daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon; Agamemnon was obliged to offer her as a sacrifice to Artemis when the Greek fleet was becalmed on its way to Troy; Artemis rescued her and she later became a priestess
While not a bad idea to help illustrate the background story, it does make a number of later scenes confusing when the dead Iphigenia is sitting around the courtyard hanging out as a periodically ignored chorus member.
He said, "I find the Iphigenia is from America, from the Chesapeake: that little box under your arm contains, I see, dispatches."
Barbares, que ont habite les bords du Danube] 97 Eeripides in Iphigenia in
O Agamemnon, king of all the Greeks, I am come, bringing thy daughter to thee, whom thou didst name Iphigenia in thy palace.
Yesterday afternoon, bink and her 9-year-old niece Anya "Iphigenia" in the Fly movie and I made herring-head masks.
I was also disappointed in the lack of scandal promised, especially in the topic of her "Iphigenia" masquerade costume.
"Iphigenia," and caused Rousseau to publicly acknowledge that he was mistaken in asserting that the French language was unsuitable to set to music.
The overture to "Iphigenia" was executed entrancingly.
The newspaper cutting slipped from Owen's hand, and he talked for a long time about her walk and her smile, and then about her "Iphigenia," which he declared to be one of the most beautiful performances ever seen, her personality lending itself to the incarnation of this Greek idea of fate and self-sacrifice.
'Iphigenia' in the spring, if you chance to be in Paris.