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Ulysses was then sent to Mycenæ, to carry the beautiful Iphigenia to bleed on the altar of Diana.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
She was a constant visitant at all public places, and in 1742 appeared at a masked ball in the character of Iphigenia.
Meanwhile, the Iphigenia, close behind, had been equally successful under more difficult conditions.The Heroic Record of the British Navy|Archibald Hurd
His translation of the Iphigenia in Tauris is mentioned in several letters.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius|Jean Lvesque de Burigny
Death not unearned, nor yet a novelty in this house; Let him make talk in hell concerning Iphigenia.Instigations|Ezra Pound
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Cultural definitions for Iphigenia
In classical mythology, the eldest daughter of Agamemnon and the sister of Electra and Orestes. When the Greek fleet was about to sail to fight in the Trojan War (see also Trojan War), Agamemnon sacrificed Iphigenia to the goddess Artemis to obtain favorable winds. According to some stories, Artemis saved Iphigenia from the sacrifice, and she was later reunited with Orestes.