- 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.
Origin of Agamemnon
Examples from the Web for agamemnon
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”
March 25, 2012
This was the chief of all the hosts, Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and Argos.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody
Agamemnon, grieved at the crosses he had endured in this life, chose the form of the eagle.The Phantom World
The Agamemnon, the Oedipus, the Bacchae are not to be explained wholly by them.The Legacy of Greece
Is it that thou mayest witness the insolence of Agamemnon, the son of Atreus?
Thus he spoke, nor did Agamemnon, king of men, refuse compliance.
- 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 AegisthusSee also Menelaus
Word Origin and History for agamemnon
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).
In classical mythology, the king who led the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War (see also 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.