Saturday, 10 December 2011

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von “Iphigenia in Tauris”

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von “Iphigenia in Tauris” (Iphigenie auf Tauris) - 1787

A play by Goethe, one of the books you have to read in the German high school. Iphigenia is the daughter of Agamemnon who offers her to the goddess Artemis. Even though the goddess rescues Iphigenia and takes her to the island of Tauris, a lot of things happen as a consequence.

I am not a big fan of reading plays, I rather watch them. However, this is a very interesting story that teaches a lot about Greek mythology.

I also read “The Sorrows of Young Werther”.

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