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Iphigeneia Changes Her Mind

  title={Iphigeneia Changes Her Mind},
  author={D. Sansone},
  journal={Illinois classical studies},
  • D. Sansone
  • Published 1991
  • Philosophy
  • Illinois classical studies
Already in antiquity readers of Euripides' I A found Iphigeneia's change of mind problematic.1 Notoriously, Aristotle {Poet. 1454a26-33) cited Euripides' heroine as the example of a tragic character who displays the defect of inconsistency. And since that time readers have debated Aristotle's judgment, some agreeing with the philosopher that Iphigeneia is indeed inconsistently portrayed,2 others seeking to show in various ways that Iphi geneia's change of mind is properly motivated in dramatic… Expand
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