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  Agamemnon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Agamemnon's father Atreus was murdered by Aegisthus, who took possession of the throne of Mycenae and ruled jointly with his father Thyestes.
Agamemnon was the commander-in-chief of the Greeks during the Trojan War.
Agamemnon is also said to have been the ancient ancestor or relative of the noble family the Atreides of the classic science fiction series Dune by Frank Herbert (Note that the surname, Atreides is derived from Agamemnon's father's name, Atreus).
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 The Oresteia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eventually, for reasons that are still heavily debated, Clytemnestra does convince Agamemnon to enter the oikos, where she kills him in the bath: she ensnares him in a robe and as he struggles to free himself she hacks him with three strokes of a pelekus.
Agamemnon is murdered in much the same way as an animal killed for sacrifice with three blows, the last strike accompanied by a prayer to a god.
Orestes is tormented by the Furies, chthonic deities that avenge patricide and matricide.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Agamemnon_(play)   (1926 words)

 Agamemnon, Greek Mythology Link.
Artemis was assumed to be angry at Agamemnon because he had said, on shooting a deer, that the goddess herself could not have done it better, and also because Agamemnon's father Atreus had not sacrificed to her a certain golden lamb [see Pelopides].
The conflict with Achilles put Agamemnon at odds with heaven, for the former was the son of a goddess, and she obtained of Zeus the promise to teach Agamemnon and the Achaeans a lesson for the outrage her sweet son had suffered, by letting them, if only for a while, be routed by the Trojans.
The death of Agamemnon was the result of a conspiracy set up, during his absence, by his own wife Clytaemnestra and her lover Aegisthus, who, after Agamemnon's death, ruled in Mycenae for seven years.
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Agamemnon was the son of Atreus and the brother of Menelaus.
Agamemnon reluctantly agreed to the sacrifice, but Artemis herself whisked Iphigenia away from the altar and substituted a deer in her place.
Achilles' anger with Agamemnon furnished the mainspring of the plot in the Iliad.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/agamemnon.html   (280 words)

Before Agamemnon's fleet left for Troy, however, the winds suddenly stopped and the ships would not move from Aulis, a port in Boeotia; Agamemnon had offended the goddess Artemis by slaying a hind sacred to her and boasting himself a better hunter.
Agamemnon took the maiden Briseis as his own and Achilles was angry--their anger forms one of the major plot points of the Iliad.
Agamemnon is esp famous for carrying a "rod of rule" which is not just a normal kings sceptre, but is a specially crafted rod designed to bring heavenly power to its carrier so much so that even Achilles, the most noted warrior of this time was afraid of Agamemnon.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Agamemnon.html   (999 words)

Son of Atreus and brother of Menelaus, Agamemnon was the leader of the Greek forces arrayed against Troy in the Trojan War, described in Homer's epic poem, The Iliad.
Agamemnon's sixth voyage was broken only by firings at "suspicious objects" spotted floating in the water; as she approached Brest on her next crossing, screening destroyers depth-charged what was thought to be a submarine contact.
Agamemnon served as an Army transport until the mid-1920s, when she was inactivated and placed in reserve at Solomons Island, Maryland.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/a3/agamemnon.htm   (1656 words)

 BookRags: Agamemnon Book Notes
She is the wife of Menelaus, but she was kidnapped by a Trojan guest named Paris; Menelaus asked his brother Agamemnon to help him to gather an army of Greeks from all of the different city-states in the land in order to go to Troy and kidnap Helen.
Agamemnon's wife Clytaemnestra was outraged that he violated their family by killing his own daughter.
The loss of Agamemnon's manliness and the mere thought of being disloyal to his army is the deciding factor; he murders his own daughter so that the army can sail off to Troy, his pride as a general intact, although his role as a good father is destroyed.
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 Agamemnon and the Ça Ira   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Agamemnon had just completed a major refit which included the addition of the new idea of a copper-sheathed hull which made her faster and more agile than other battleships.
The agility of Agamemnon and her well-drilled gunners gave Nelson a fighting chance that he could put his 64 guns against 84 guns but much depended upon his ability to keep Agamemnon clear of the heavy broadside bombardment that "Ça Ira" was still quite capable of firing.
Agamemnon had suffered no casualties or damage in the engagement but the following day the "Ça Ira", in the tow of "Censeur", were both captured by Admiral Hotham's ships and Nelson sent Lieutenant George Andrews across to accept their surrender.
www.nelson-society.org.uk /html/body_agamemnon_and_the_ca_ira.htm   (945 words)

 The Classics Pages - Aeschylus' Agamemnon: Themes and Plot
Agamemnon's feelings are perverted from the norm, as are those of all the characters in the trilogy (esp Atreus, Thyestes, Clytemnestra, Orestes).
Agamemnon reveals his weakness, but she isn't persuading him to do anything he doesn't want to do.
She also sees Agamemnon's murder - worst crime of all is to kill the kyrios (like Oedipus) - but chorus just can't grasp that a woman can kill a king.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~loxias/agamemnon.htm   (949 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Agamemnon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Agamemnon AGAMEMNON [Agamemnon], in Greek mythology, leader of the Greek forces in the Trojan War; king of Mycenae (or Argos).
Homer described her as the noble-minded wife of Agamemnon, persuaded to infidelity by the tyrant Aegisthus.
Atreus ATREUS [Atreus], in Greek mythology, the son of Pelops and the father of Agamemnon and Menelaus.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/00187.html   (532 words)

 The Baldwin Project: Famous Men of Greece by John H. Haaren and A. B. Poland
One of these, named Agamemnon, was the most powerful king in Greece in his day, and hence he was called the "King of Men." During his reign occurred the famous Trojan War, which is supposed to have taken place about 1200 years before Christ.
Agamemnon felt sure that one of the gods must be angry with the Greeks and so he consulted a wonderful soothsayer named Calchas.
Agamemnon was heart-broken, but he felt that the will of Diana must be done.
www.mainlesson.com /display.php?author=haaren&book=greece&story=agamemnon   (1206 words)

Agamemnon, driven by the prophet's predictions, dares to kill his innocent daughter to soothe the wrath of Artemis.
Agamemnon prays to the gods, thanking them for his (rather brutal-sounding) capture of Troy; he then speaks of envy, assuming his position as conquering hero is enviable; then says he will test the citizens for loyalty (794-841).
Agamemnon at first rejects Clytaemnestra's offer: it would be presumptuous and arrogant to walk on such a expensive piece of cloth, a tapestry worthy of the gods.
www.siu.edu /~dfll/classics/Johnson/GreekCiv/Guides/Agamemnon.html   (1588 words)

Agamemnon is a tragedy that was first performed in Athens, Greece, in 458 B.C., along with two other plays: The Libation Bearers (also called Choephori, Choëphoroe, and Choephoroi in English transliterations from Greek) and The Eumenides.
Agamemnon inherited the sin of his father, Atreus, in the form of a curse pronounced on Agamemnon by his brother, Thyestes.
The purple carpet therefore appears to symbolize (1) the pride, or hubris, that afflicts Agamemnon as conqueror of Troy and King of Argos; (2) the wrath of Clytemnestra; and (3) the bloody death that awaits Agamemnon.
www.cummingsstudyguides.net /Agamemnon.html   (4685 words)

 AllRefer.com - Agamemnon (Folklore And Mythology) - Encyclopedia
Agamemnon married Clytemnestra, and their children were Iphigenia, Electra, and Orestes.
Agamemnon was forced to yield the girl to Achilles after the latter withdrew, with his troops, from the war.
On his return home, Agamemnon was treacherously murdered by Clytemnestra and her lover, Aegisthus.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/Agamemno.html   (239 words)

 Amazon.com: Agamemnon: A Play by Aeschylus--Translated from the Greek into English with Introduction, Notes, and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When Agamemnon returns with his concubine Cassandra, daughter of Troy's King Priam, the insane prophetess symbolizes all sorts of reasons for Cassandra to renew her desire for vengeance.
Consequently, the Athenian audience not only knows that Agamemnon is going to be murdered, they know that once he goes into the "palace" he is not coming out alive and at some point a tableau of his murder will be wheeled out of the skene.
The antistrophe is the disjointed cries of the individual members of the chorus, in contrast to the choral unity of the strophe.
www.amazon.com /Agamemnon-Aeschylus-Translated-English-Introduction-Synopsis/dp/0963888641   (1872 words)

 SparkNotes: Agamemnon: Overall Summary
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.
Agamemnon enters, riding in his chariot with Cassandra, a Trojan Princess whom he has taken as his slave and concubine.
Agamemnon acts coldly toward her, and says that to walk on the carpet would be an act of hubris, or dangerous pride; she badgers him into walking on the robes, however, and he enters the palace.
www.sparknotes.com /lit/agamemnon/summary.html   (516 words)

 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: About Agamemnon
Agamemnon is only the first play of the great tragic trilogy, the Oresteia.
In Agamemnon, the king returns from Troy to Argos, where he is murdered by his wife; in Choephori, Agamemnon's son, Orestes, avenges his father by killing his mother and her lover, Aegisthus; and finally, in Eumenides, the bloodthirsty Harpies haunt Orestes until his final absolution by Athena's divine justice.
Agamemnon stands on its own, but it is greatly enriched by the other two plays.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/titles/agamemnon/about.html   (632 words)

 Agamemnon, Greece, Greek mythology
Agamemnon sacrificed Iphigenia to Artemis, so that the Greeks would succeed in the war against Troy.
Agamemnon then took the captive maiden Briseis from Achilles, which caused the hero to almost leave the war, and later he was to take the infamous Cassandra back with him to Mycenae.
The story of Agamemnon and Orestes revenge was the inspiration for William Shakespeare when he wrote Hamlet.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/mythology/names/agamemnon.htm   (280 words)

 Agamemnon Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Project Description: AGAMEMNON is a project co-funded undert the IST 6th Framework Program of the European Commission, and it started on the 1st of January 2004.The duration is 30 months (finishing in June 2006), involving 6 international organisations, co-ordinated by TXT e-Solutions.
Agamemnon will drive them through a personalised itinerary, created according to their interests and time available.
Agamemnon will also contribute to optimise the visith path (avoid over-crowding situations) and to the preservation of the site by sending images taken by visitors to site guardians.
services.txt.it /agamemnon/project.htm   (277 words)

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AGAMEMNON (still standing in the chariot) First, as is meet, a king's All-hail be said To Argos, and the gods that guard the land- Gods who with me availed to speed us home, With me availed to wring from Priam's town The due of justice.
In the court of heaven The gods in conclave sat and judged the cause, Not from a pleader's tongue, and at the close, Unanimous into the urn of doom This sentence gave, On Ilion and her men, Death: and where hope drew nigh to pardon's urn No hand there was to cast a vote therein.
AGAMEMNON Yet mighty is the murmur of a crowd.
classics.mit.edu /Aeschylus/agamemnon.pl.txt   (12338 words)

 Agamemnon Study Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Agamemnon and Menelaus are the sons of Atreus.
THE STORY OF Agamemnon is the first of three plays which display the unending and terrible consequences of a private blood feud which continues from one generation to the next until it is finally stopped by instituting a public legal process to replace private revenge.
Agamemnon surrenders to his wife and, walking on the blood-red tapestry, enters the palace, shortly to die.
novaonline.nv.cc.va.us /eli/eng251/agamemguide.html   (5343 words)

 Agamemnon Films - Press Room
Agamemnon Films and Good Times Entertainment are pleased to announce the release of the animated BEN HUR, featuring the voice of Charlton Heston, who reprises his Academy Award winning performance as Judah Ben Hur.
Produced by Agamemnon Films and Tundra Productions, the film was completed in December, and was shown on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) Christmas eve, and will air again on TBN this Easter.
The feature-length animated film is developed by Tundra in classic 2-D animation, with 3-D backgrounds, combining the best of traditional animation techniques with new technology and state of the art 3D animation techniques, including historically accurate CGI recreations of famous settings such as ancient Jerusalem and a complete Roman galley.
www.agamemnon.com /press.html   (700 words)

Agamemnon at first adamantly refused, but, under pressure, Agamemnon slowly gave in and he agreed to the sacrifice.
Agamemnon with brother Menelaus, having been chosen leaders of Achaia, were journeying to Troy for the purpose of recapturing Helen, wife of Menelaus, whom Alexander Paris hauled away.
When he had brought Iphigenia into Aulis and the parent [Agamemnon] wished to sacrifice her, Diana pitied the maiden and threw a fog over them and she substituted a doe for Iphigenia and through the gloom carried Iphigenia away into the Tauric land and there she made her a priestess of her [Diana's] temple.
www.stanford.edu /~plomio/iphigenia.html   (705 words)

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