A nation clamours for war. The Gods command a sacrifice. One family walk the path to annihilation.
With his ill-tempered military forces assembled at Aulis, Agamemnon waits anxiously for a sign from the Gods: a prophecy that will sanction his violent crusade against Troy and win glory for the Greek army. Meanwhile, the young Iphigenia stands on the verge of marriage to a famous warrior, and Clytemnestra uncovers a terrible and agonising secret.