Iphigenia in Taurus - Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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The Herdsman and other Taurians bring in Orestes and Pylades, who have had their wrists bound. Iphigenia comes out of the temple, and after commenting on what a good pair of brothers the sisters of the two prisoners would be losing, asks Orestes and Pylades about the place from where they have journeyed. Iphigenia comments that they are about to take an even longer journey - into the underworld. Orestes defiantly tells her to stop worrying about them and just get on with the sacrifice, which he says they both are prepared to undergo. Iphigenia asks which of them is Pylades, and after Orestes points him out, she asks Orestes what HIS name is. He refuses to tell her, and calls himself "The Unfortunate." She tries several times to get him to reveal his name, but he refuses, saying his name is the only part...

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