Class Year


Access Type

Open Access

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department or Program

Greek and Roman Studies

First Advisor

Rachel Friedman

Second Advisor

Bert Lott


I perform a comparative reading of Iphigeneia Among the Taurians by Euripides (around 414 BCE) and the adaptation Iphigénie en Tauride by Claude Guimond de La Touche (1757 CE). I aim to read the development of the secular with regards to state and religion as it became articulated in the Athens of Euripides and later adapted on the French stage during the Enlightenment. I briefly include some observations on contemporary claims about the separation of church and state in the United States to deepen my comparative reading about the development of the secular as I define it in this thesis.