‘The Sacrifice of Iphigenia’ and Agamemnon’s Dilemma: In Defence of Agamemnon

‘The Sacrifice of Iphigenia’ (1942) by Mark Rothko

In the episode ‘Dance of Dragons’ from Season 5 of Game of Thrones viewers who had knowledge of Greek tragedy recognised the retelling of the sacrifice of the Greek princess Iphigenia by her father King Agamemnon from the extant play by Aeschylus, ‘Agamemnon’.