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Agamemnon


The 2004 film, Troy, depicted Agamemnon in an especially unsympathetic manner.
  Greek mythology:  the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War
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  • The 2004 film, Troy, depicted Agamemnon in an especially unsympathetic manner.
  • Atreides of the Dune novels was supposed to be a descendant of Homer’s Agamemnon.
  • After returning home from the Trojan War, Agamemnon was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra.
  • Eventually, he will come back to his place in the army and Agamemnon will duly return Briseis
    Homer  --  The Iliad

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  • I’d witnessed Queen Clytemnestra turn homicidal, killing her husband Agamemnon just because he made one little human sacrifice to me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The Agamemnon of Aeschylus is based on this legend.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Agamemnon, king of the heroes, flings to earth Elatos, born in the rocky city which is laved by the sounding river Satnois.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Agamemnon tells how on coming home he was killed by his wife, one of the poem’s several contrasts between his return and that of Odysseus.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Gringoire hid his face between his two hands, not being so fortunate as to have a mantle with which to veil his head, like Agamemnon of Timantis.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Agamemnon has taken his war prize.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • It comes in the chorus of the Agamemnon.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Agamemnon could not be got to show in his classical tunic, but stood in the background with Aegisthus and others of the performers of the little play.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • As one of a boarding-party from the Agamemnon he had received a cut slantwise along one temple and cheek, leaving a long scar like a streak of dawn’s light falling athwart the dark visage.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Amory, lately I reread Aeschylus and there in the divine irony of the "Agamemnon" I find the only answer to this bitter age—all the world tumbled about our ears, and the closest parallel ages back in that hopeless resignation.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • …mortal affront and right about the brother-in-law because if he hadn’t been a demon his children wouldn’t have needed protection from him and she wouldn’t have had to go out there and be betrayed by the old meat and find instead of a widowed Agamemnon to her Cassandra an ancient stiff-jointed Pyramus to her eager though untried Thisbe who could approach her in this unbidden April’s compounded demonry and suggest that they breed together for test and sample and if it was a boy they…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • There Agamemnon, Priam here, he spies, And fierce Achilles, who both kings defies.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • Elizabeth gave a piercing shriek, and the black of Agamemnon’s face changed to a muddy white.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Aeschylus, Agamemnon
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • I’m wearing a wide gold mask, all noble and bearded, like the so-called Mask of Agamemnon found at Mycenae.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • Alas, poor ape, how thou sweatest! come, let me wipe thy face; come on, you whoreson chops: ah, rogue! i’ faith, I love thee: thou art as valorous as Hector of Troy, worth five of Agamemnon, and ten times better than the Nine Worthies: ah, villain!
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • Milton here names the three most popular subjects of Greek tragedy,—the story of Oedipus, the ill-fated King of Thebes who slew his father; the tale of the descendants of Pelops, King of Pisa, who seemed born to woe—Agamemnon was one of his grandsons; the third subject was the tale of Troy and the heroes of the Trojan war,—called "divine" because the Greeks represented even the gods as taking part in the contest.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • And so he died,
    having drunk his fill of brine.
    Your brother?
    He somehow escaped that fate; Agamemnon got away
    in his beaked ships.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • In the absence of Akhilleus, Agamemnon, Menelaos, Odysseus, and Aias are singled out.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • On their way they pass by some of the famous dead who fought at Troy: Akhilleus, Aias, Agamemnon.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Agamemnon, king of Mykene, and Menelaos, king of nearby Sparta, are the sons of Atreus.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • "Oh! mon cher Juge! mon ami!" cried a smothered voice," praise be God, I live; vill you, Mister Agamemnon, be pleas come down ici, and help me on my leg?"
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Agamemnon describes the great funeral held for Akhilleus, impressive but hardly relevant unless we suppose that the poet wished to link his poem with The Iliad.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Agamemnon goes on to speak of his own wretched ending, done to death by his wife and her vile paramour on returning home.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • It is not true, as Akhilleus charges, that Agamemnon shirks battle; he can fight well, but is subject to repeated moods of doubt and vacillation.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Behind Nestor in backing up Agamemnon is Odysseus, whose character conforms to the brave, eloquent, and successful warrior that he is in The Odyssey.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • So when Agamemnon dismisses the priest roughly, Apollo visits plague on the Greeks.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Agamemnon is willing to return the girl, but he insists he cannot go without a prize.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • But Agamemnon refuses and the two leading Akhaians fall to fighting.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Agamemnon strikes at the very principles governing this war and making it an affair of honor.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • In Book II, Zeus sends a deceptive dream to lure Agamemnon into a mass attack.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • But Agamemnon gets things off course by deciding first to test the troops’ morale with a bit of reverse psychology.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Begin it when the two men first contending broke with one another— the Lord Marshal Agamemnon, Atreus’ son, and Prince Akhilleus.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • The son of Atreus, ruler of the great plain, Agamemnon, rose, furious.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • To see the wolfishness of Agamemnon?
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Then down he sat, and fury filled Agamemnon, looking across at him.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Lord Agamemnon, do not deprive him of the girl, renounce her.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • But, Agamemnon, let your anger cool.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Agamemnon proceeded to launch a ship, assigned her twenty oarsmen, loaded beasts for sacrifice to the god, then set aboard Khryseis in her loveliness.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Not one thing have I against you: Agamemnon is the man who sent you for Briseis.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • See how the lord of the great plains, Agamemnon, humiliated me!
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Now Lord Marshal Agamemnon has been highhanded with him, has commandeered and holds his prize of war.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • He thought it best to send to Agamemnon that same night a fatal dream.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • You don’t yet know what Agamemnon means.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Yet you bleat on, ’ defaming the Lord Marshal Agamemnon because our Danaan veterans award him plentiful gifts of war.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • And Agamemnon, marshal of the army, turned at once, telling his criers to send out shrill and clear to all Akhaian troops the call to battle.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
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