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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Artemis demanded her sacrifice as the price for sending a fair wind to the Greeks waiting at Aulis to sail for Troy. In some versions Artemis was angry because Agamemnon had killed a deer—and boasted that he was a better hunter than Artemis. In another version he had killed a sacred goat kept in Artemis' grove and made the same boast. Acc. to one version, Agamemnon sent for Iphigenia on the pretext of marriage to ... ...

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