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Agamemnon

Agamemnon

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So agamemnon waits on aulis plain 190 where the treacherous straits dark undersurges sweep round the pride of greeces fleet, trapped, stationary, round a thousand hulls of seasick infantry. The ice-breath that breathes down from the balkan north strophe 4 breeds bad idleness, worse settings-forth.

  agamemnon was the king of mycenae and leader of the greek army in the trojan war of homers illiad. He is presented as a great warrior but selfish ruler, famously upsetting his invincible champion achilles and so prolonging the war and suffering of his men.

Legends make him the king of mycenae or argos, thought to be different names for the same area. When menelauss wife, helen, was taken to troy by paris, agamemnon commanded the united greek armed forces in the ensuing trojan war.

Agamemnon is a play by aeschylus that was first published around 458 bc. Read a plot overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter summary and analysis. Plot overview summary & analysis lines 1-257 lines 258-502 lines 503-680 lines 680-913 lines -1673 overall analysis characters.

He was the son (or grandson) of atreus, king of mycenae, and his wife aërope and was the brother of menelaus.

In greek mythology, agamemnon was a king of mycenae, the son, or grandson, of king atreus and queen aerope, the brother of menelaus, the husband of clytemnestra and the father of iphigenia, electra or laodike (), orestes and chrysothemis.

Agamemnon, the Greek King of the Trojan War

Agamemnon

  agamemnon (pronounced a-ga-mem-non), was the leading king of the greek forces in the trojan war. He became king of mycenae by driving out his uncle, thyestes, with the help of king tyndareus of sparta. Agamemnon was a son of atreus, the husband of clytemnestra (a daughter of tyndareus), and the brother of menelaus, who was the husband of helen of troy (clytemnestras sister).

Legends make him the king of mycenae or argos, thought to be different names for the same area. When menelauss wife, helen, was taken to troy by paris, agamemnon commanded the united greek armed forces in the ensuing trojan war.

Agamemnon

Agamemnon begins with a watchman on duty on the roof of the palace at argos, waiting for a signal announcing the fall of troy to the greek armies. A beacon flashes, and he joyfully runs to tell the news to queen clytemnestra. When he is gone, the chorus, made up of the old men of argos, enters and tells the story of how the trojan prince paris stole helen, the wife of the greek king menelaus.