Agamemnon



Classical Mythology. a king of Mycenae, a son of Atreus and brother of Menelaus. He led the Greeks in the Trojan War and was murdered by Clytemnestra, his wife, upon his return from Troy.
(italics) a tragedy (458 b.c.) by Aeschylus.
Contemporary Examples

We amplified the scene with Agamemnon to let people understand that Achilles is not acting out of pettiness.
Denis O’Hare Talks About One-Man Show “An Iliad” Janice Kaplan March 24, 2012

Historical Examples

So Agamemnon takes refuge in a long story, throwing the blame of his conduct on Destiny.
Homer and His Age Andrew Lang

Agamemnon, without any accident at sea, reached his native land.
Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca Homer

Solomon John proposed that they should open the window, which Agamemnon could do with his long arms.
The Peterkin Papers Lucretia P Hale

Thou didst say that he went out with Agamemnon to fight the Trojans.
Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca Homer

Agamemnon was a son of Atreus according to Homer, and was the brother of Menelaus.
The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe

He gave us capital feeds, smoked with us, and coached us in Ethics and Agamemnon.
Loss and Gain John Henry Newman

The Trojans proceed to the battle, while Agamemnon exhorts the chieftains of the Greeks.
The Iliad of Homer (1873) Homer

Ulysses discovers that he is not to meet with the fate of Agamemnon on his return home.
Homer’s Odyssey Denton J. Snider

Agamemnon, on the contrary—also not presented to us till after the death of Ajax—is but a boisterous tyrant 372.
Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

noun
(Greek myth) a king of Mycenae who led the Greeks at the siege of Troy. On his return home he was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus See also Menelaus

king of Mycenae, leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War, his name perhaps represents Greek Aga-medmon, literally “ruling mightily,” from agan “very much” + medon “ruler” (see meditation).
Agamemnon [(ag-uh-mem-non)]

In classical mythology, the king who led the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War. To obtain favorable winds for the Greek fleet sailing to Troy, Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia to the goddess Artemis and so came under a curse. After he returned home victorious, he was murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus.

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