Event Description

In “Iphigenia Says No,” Anghelaki-Rooke critiques the story of Iphigenia’s sacrifice, giving the heroine a distinctively feminine poetic voice that subverts the unchallenged authority of this famous myth. The poem is an impassioned plea for a feminist poetics that gives women a voice and agency, rejecting control or authority over the female mind and body. This workshop will place the poem in its historical and cultural context. It will explore the significance of Anghelaki-Rooke’s choice of Iphigenia and the poem’s anti-war message with reference to Euripides’ tragedy “Iphigenia at Aulis” and George Seferis’ poems “Spring AD” and “Helen.”

Respondent: Katerina Stergiopoulou, Classics and Hellenic Studies

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Image: Sacrifice of Iphigenia. Antique fresco from Pompeii, probably a copy of a painting by Timanthes. CC BY-SA 4.0


Event Co-Sponsor(s)
Supported by the Christos G. and Rhoda Papaioannou Modern Greek Studies Fund

Event Details

Feb 23, 2024, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Events Venue
Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103