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Agamemnon

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Definition Greek mythology:  the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War
  • The 2004 film, Troy, depicted Agamemnon in an especially unsympathetic manner.
Agamemnon = Greek mythology:  the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War
  • 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
  • Agamemnon = the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War (Greek mythology)
  • 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
  • The Agamemnon of Aeschylus is based on this legend.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • 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
  • I'd witnessed Queen Clytemnestra turn homicidal, killing her husband Agamemnon just because he made one little human sacrifice to me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • Agamemnon has taken his war prize.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • I'm wearing a wide gold mask, all noble and bearded, like the so-called Mask of Agamemnon found at Mycenae.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • Elizabeth gave a piercing shriek, and the black of Agamemnon's face changed to a muddy white.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • 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
  • There Agamemnon, Priam here, he spies, And fierce Achilles, who both kings defies.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • Aeschylus, Agamemnon
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • 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
  • 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
  • ...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!

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