Definition of Agamemnon

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being

Definition of Agamemnon

1. Proper noun. (context Greek mythology) One of the most distinguished heroes of Greek mythology. He is the son of King Atreus of Mycenae and Queen Aerope, and brother of Menelaus. He is attributed with rallying the Greeks for the w:Trojan War Trojan War ¹

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Literary usage of Agamemnon

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1. Iliad by Homer, W. G. Caldcleugh (1870)
"agamemnon distinguishes himself, but is wounded and forced to retire. ... King agamemnon shouted to the Greeks And bade the warriors instantly to arm ..."

2. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1844)
"145 As boughs fall in a wood that's set on flame, And shaken by the violence of wind, So fast unto the ground the Trojans came, When agamemnon follow'd them ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"agamemnon, one of the most distinguished of the Greek heroes, was the son of Atreus (king of ... During this period agamemnon and Menelaus took refuge with ..."

4. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 93 by Harvard University (1896)
"THE PLOT OF THE agamemnon. BY Louis DYER. "We measure with curiosity that variety of resources which has enabled Shakspere to refashion the original ..."

5. The Life of Edward Fitzgerald by Thomas Wright (1904)
"In 1862 FitzGerald was busy making a free translation of the agamemnon of ... The agamemnon is the first of a trilogy, or three plays relating to the same ..."

6. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1868)
"For the determination of the question whether the Rodney anchored over the anchor of the agamemnon, the existing materials are probably sufficient. ..."

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