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A-Z: General definitions: Agamemnon
DefinitionKing of Mycenae, son of Atreus, brother of Menelaus and husband of Clytemnestra. Agamemnon was the acknowledged leader of the Greeks at Troy; later murdered by his wife's lover, Aegisthus. See also: Trojan War; Wooden Horse; Cassandra
Related TopicsTrojan War; Wooden Horse; Cassandra
Son of Pelops and Hippodameia, brother of Thyestes, whom he battled for the throne of Mycenae. Suffered from his brother's curse throughout his life.
King of Sparta, son of Atreus, brother of Agamemnon and husband of Helen.
Wife of Agamemnon, she later instigated his murder
An ancient city on the Asiatic shore of the Hellespont; it was sacked by the Greeks after a ten-year siege.
The lover of Agamemnon's wife, Clytemnestra, and murderer of Agamemnon.
A long struggle between the Greeks and the Trojans, recorded in Greek mythology but almost certainly based on real events.
A supposed offering by the Greeks to Athena which they filled with armed men; it was unsuspectingly brought by the Trojans into their city, an act of folly which resulted in their downfall.
Daughter of Priam and Hecuba of Troy. A true prophet fated never to be believed.
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