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Agamemnon
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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Greek mythology:  the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War
  • While employed on the wild legend of Odysseus, he met with a ballad, recording the quarrel of Achilles and Agamemnon.
    Introduction (70% in)
  • That of Achilles is furious and intractable; that of Diomede forward, yet listening to advice, and subject to command; that of Ajax is heavy and self-confiding; of Hector, active and vigilant: the courage of Agamemnon is inspirited by love of empire and ambition; that of Menelaus mixed with softness and tenderness for his people: we find in Idomeneus a plain direct soldier; in Sarpedon a gallant and generous one.
    Preface (20% in)
  • (40) THE CONTENTION OF ACHILLES AND AGAMEMNON.
    Book 1 (0% in)
  • In the war of Troy, the Greeks having sacked some of the neighbouring towns, and taken from thence two beautiful captives, Chryseis and Briseis, allotted the first to Agamemnon, and the last to Achilles.
    Book 1 (1% in)
  • The priest being refused, and insolently dismissed by Agamemnon, entreats for vengeance from his god; who inflicts a pestilence on the Greeks.
    Book 1 (1% in)
  • Let Agamemnon lift his haughty head O'er all his wide dominion of the dead, And mourn in blood that e'er he durst disgrace The boldest warrior of the Grecian race."
    Book 1 (69% in)
  • Jupiter, in pursuance of the request of Thetis, sends a deceitful vision to Agamemnon, persuading him to lead the army to battle, in order to make the Greeks sensible of their want of Achilles.
    Book 2 (0% in)
  • "Fly hence, deluding Dream! and light as air,(77) To Agamemnon's ample tent repair.
    Book 2 (4% in)
  • [Illustration: JUPITER SENDING THE EVIL DREAM TO AGAMEMNON.
    Book 2 (5% in)
  • ] JUPITER SENDING THE EVIL DREAM TO AGAMEMNON.
    Book 2 (5% in)
  • To Pelops he the immortal gift resign'd; The immortal gift great Pelops left behind, In Atreus' hand, which not with Atreus ends, To rich Thyestes next the prize descends; And now the mark of Agamemnon's reign, Subjects all Argos, and controls the main.
    Book 2 (15% in)
  • A steer of five years' age, large limb'd, and fed,(92) To Jove's high altars Agamemnon led: There bade the noblest of the Grecian peers; And Nestor first, as most advanced in years.
    Book 2 (47% in)
  • Great Agamemnon rules the numerous band, A hundred vessels in long order stand, And crowded nations wait his dread command.
    Book 2 (67% in)
  • Their ships, supplied by Agamemnon's care, Through roaring seas the wondering warriors bear; The first to battle on the appointed plain, But new to all the dangers of the main.
    Book 2 (71% in)
  • Agamemnon, on the part of the Grecians, demands the restoration of Helen, and the performance of the articles.
    Book 3 (3% in)
  • Agamemnon is distinguished in all the parts of a good general; he reviews the troops, and exhorts the leaders, some by praises and others by reproof.
    Book 4 (1% in)
  • Astyalus by Polypoetes fell; Ulysses' spear Pidytes sent to hell; By Teucer's shaft brave Aretaon bled, And Nestor's son laid stern Ablerus dead; Great Agamemnon, leader of the brave, The mortal wound of rich Elatus gave, Who held in Pedasus his proud abode,(162) And till'd the banks where silver Satnio flow'd.
    Book 6 (8% in)
  • He said: compassion touch'd the hero's heart He stood, suspended with the lifted dart: As pity pleaded for his vanquish'd prize, Stern Agamemnon swift to vengeance flies, And, furious, thus: "Oh impotent of mind!
    Book 6 (12% in)
  • That quarter most the skilful Greeks annoy, Where yon wild fig-trees join the wall of Troy; Thou, from this tower defend the important post; There Agamemnon points his dreadful host, That pass Tydides, Ajax, strive to gain, And there the vengeful Spartan fires his train.
    Book 6 (82% in)
  • Priam sends a herald to make this offer, and to demand a truce for burning the dead, the last of which only is agreed to by Agamemnon.
    Book 7 (3% in)
  • On either hand The squadrons part; the expecting Trojans stand; Great Agamemnon bids the Greeks forbear: They breathe, and hush the tumult of the war.
    Book 7 (15% in)
  • That day, Atrides! a superior hand Had stretch'd thee breathless on the hostile strand; But all at once, thy fury to compose, The kings of Greece, an awful band, arose; Even he their chief, great Agamemnon, press'd Thy daring hand, and this advice address'd: "Whither, O Menelaus! wouldst thou run, And tempt a fate which prudence bids thee shun?
    Book 7 (25% in)
  • But Ajax, glorying in his hardy deed, The well-arm'd Greeks to Agamemnon lead.
    Book 7 (67% in)
  • Great Agamemnon views with joyful eye The ranks grow thinner as his arrows fly: "O youth forever dear!
    Book 8 (49% in)
  • Agamemnon, after the last day's defeat, proposes to the Greeks to quit the siege, and return to their country.
    Book 9 (0% in)
  • Agamemnon pursues this advice, and Nestor further prevails upon him to send ambassadors to Achilles, in order to move him to a reconciliation.
    Book 9 (1% in)
  • ...forth, A double tempest of the west and north Swells o'er the sea, from Thracia's frozen shore, Heaps waves on waves, and bids the AEgean roar: This way and that the boiling deeps are toss'd: Such various passions urged the troubled host, Great Agamemnon grieved above the rest; Superior sorrows swell'd his royal breast; Himself his orders to the heralds bears, To bid to council all the Grecian peers, But bid in whispers: these surround their chief, In solemn sadness and majestic grief.
    Book 9 (4% in)
  • The reverend Nestor then: "Great Agamemnon! glorious king of men!
    Book 9 (28% in)
  • Not those more honour'd whom Atrides feasts: Though generous plenty crown thy loaded boards, That, Agamemnon's regal tent affords; But greater cares sit heavy on our souls, Nor eased by banquets or by flowing bowls.
    Book 9 (37% in)
  • Upon the refusal of Achilles to return to the army, the distress of Agamemnon is described in the most lively manner.
    Book 10 (0% in)
  • Lo, here the wretched Agamemnon stands, The unhappy general of the Grecian bands, Whom Jove decrees with daily cares to bend, And woes, that only with his life shall end!
    Book 10 (17% in)
  • ARGUMENT THE THIRD BATTLE, AND THE ACTS OF AGAMEMNON.
    Book 11 (0% in)
  • Agamemnon, having armed himself, leads the Grecians to battle; Hector prepares the Trojans to receive them, while Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva give the signals of war.
    Book 11 (0% in)
  • Agamemnon bears all before him and Hector is commanded by Jupiter (who sends Iris for that purpose) to decline the engagement, till the king shall be wounded and retire from the field.
    Book 11 (1% in)
  • Great Agamemnon then the slaughter led, And slew Bienor at his people's head: Whose squire Oileus, with a sudden spring, Leap'd from the chariot to revenge his king; But in his front he felt the fatal wound, Which pierced his brain, and stretch'd him on the ground.
    Book 11 (16% in)
  • ...the Idaean hills, And down their summits pour'd a hundred rills: The unkindled lightning in his hand he took, And thus the many-coloured maid bespoke: "Iris, with haste thy golden wings display, To godlike Hector this our word convey— While Agamemnon wastes the ranks around, Fights in the front, and bathes with blood the ground, Bid him give way; but issue forth commands, And trust the war to less important hands: But when, or wounded by the spear or dart, That chief shall mount his...
    Book 11 (28% in)
  • While Agamemnon wastes the ranks around, Fights in the front, and bathes with blood the ground, Abstain from fight; yet issue forth commands, And trust the war to less important hands: But when, or wounded by the spear or dart, The chief shall mount his chariot, and depart, Then Jove shall string thy arm, and fire thy breast, Then to her ships shall flying Greece be press'd, Till to the main the burning sun descend, And sacred night her awful shade extend."
    Book 11 (29% in)
  • Tell him, not great Machaon bleeds alone, Our bravest heroes in the navy groan, Ulysses, Agamemnon, Diomed, And stern Eurypylus, already bleed.
    Book 11 (83% in)
  • Nestor, sitting at the table with Machaon, is alarmed with the increasing clamour of war, and hastens to Agamemnon; on his way he meets that prince with Diomed and Ulysses, whom he informs of the extremity of the danger.
    Book 14 (1% in)
  • Agamemnon proposes to make their escape by night, which Ulysses withstands; to which Diomed adds his advice, that, wounded as they were, they should go forth and encourage the army with their presence, which advice is pursued.
    Book 14 (1% in)
  • Me Agamemnon urged to deadly hate; 'tis past—I quell it; I resign to fate.
    Book 18 (22% in)
  • THE RECONCILIATION OF ACHILLES AND AGAMEMNON.
    Book 19 (0% in)
  • Agamemnon and Achilles are solemnly reconciled: the speeches, presents, and ceremonies on that occasion.
    Book 19 (1% in)
  • ...And twice the number of high-bounding steeds: Seven captives next a lovely line compose; The eighth Briseis, like the blooming rose, Closed the bright band: great Ithacus, before, First of the train, the golden talents bore: The rest in public view the chiefs dispose, A splendid scene! then Agamemnon rose: The boar Talthybius held: the Grecian lord Drew the broad cutlass sheath'd beside his sword: The stubborn bristles from the victim's brow He crops, and offering meditates his vow.
    Book 19 (57% in)
  • But Agamemnon, as the rites demand, With mules and waggons sends a chosen band To load the timber, and the pile to rear; A charge consign'd to Merion's faithful care.
    Book 23 (15% in)
  • Then Menelaus his Podargus brings, And the famed courser of the king of kings: Whom rich Echepolus (more rich than brave), To 'scape the wars, to Agamemnon gave, (AEthe her name) at home to end his days; Base wealth preferring to eternal praise.
    Book 23 (36% in)
  • Agamemnon at his return was barbarously murdered by AEgysthus, at the instigation of Clytemnestra his wife, who in his absence had dishonoured his bed with AEgysthus.
    Concluding Note (41% in)
  • 45 —_King of men:_ Agamemnon.
    Footnotes (14% in)
  • 46 —_Brother kings:_ Menelaus and Agamemnon.
    Footnotes (14% in)
  • Agamemnon reproaches Menelaus with unmanly softness, when he is on the point of sparing a fallen enemy, and himself puts the suppliant to the sword.
    Footnotes (51% in)
  • 200 Grote, vol. ii. p. 91, after noticing the modest calmness and respect with which Nestor addresses Agamemnon, observes, "The Homeric Council is a purely consultative body, assembled not with any power of peremptorily arresting mischievous resolves of the king, but solely for his information and guidance."
    Footnotes (62% in)
  • 4), says, "We cannot commend Phoenix, the tutor of Achilles, as if he spoke correctly, when counselling him to accept of presents and assist the Greeks, but, without presents, not to desist from his wrath, nor again, should we commend Achilles himself, or approve of his being so covetous as to receive presents from Agamemnon," &c.
    Footnotes (63% in)
  • _ Iphianassa, or Iphigenia, is not mentioned by Homer, among the daughters of Agamemnon.
    Footnotes (64% in)
  • 204 "Agamemnon, when he offers to transfer to Achilles seven towns inhabited by wealthy husbandmen, who would enrich their lord by presents and tribute, seems likewise to assume rather a property in them, than an authority over them.
    Footnotes (64% in)

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