10 Facts about Agamemnon

Saturday, November 29th 2014. | Mythology

Facts about Agamemnon talk about one of the important characters in Trojan War. He was famous as the bother of Menelaus. His father and mother were King Atreus and queen Aerope of Mycenae. He was the father of Iphigenia, Electra, Orestes and Chrysothemis. His wife is Clytemnestra. Check out the following explanation for detail facts about him:

Facts about Agamemnon 1: The Trojan War

The Trojan War was ensued by Agamemnon after the wife of Menelaus, Helen, was abducted by Paris of Troy. This war was very big since Agamemnon united all Greek forces. He also got a help from Achilles.

Facts about Agamemnon 2: murder

After Agamemnon returned home from Troy, he was assassinated by Aegisthus. He was the lover of Clytemnestra, his wife. In another version of this mythological story, it is stated that Clytemnestra was the killer of Agamemnon.

Agamemnon Mask

Agamemnon Mask

Facts about Agamemnon 3: the power

Agamemnon became the most powerful prince in Greece after he could recover the kingdom of his father which was taken by Aegisthus and Thyestes.

Facts about Agamemnon 4: the family history

The family history of Agamemnon was not really great. It involved with treachery, incest, murder, and rape.

Agamemnon Painting

Agamemnon Painting

Facts about Agamemnon 5: the Trojan War

When people talk about Agamemnon, they will always link him with Trojan War.  He gathered all forces in Greek to sail to troy and attacked it. However, there were many misfortunes faced by his armies.  The prophet Calchas stated that the misfortune could be eliminated if he scarified Iphigenia, his daughter. There are various stories about the Iphigenia.

Facts about Agamemnon 6: during the Trojan war

The commander in chief of the Greek was Agamemnon.  This man killed Anthiphus and 15 Trojan soldiers.

Agamemnon Painting

Agamemnon Painting

Facts about Agamemnon 7: Briseis

Briseis is an attractive slave that Agamemnon stole from Troy. Achilles was not happy with his behavior and said that he would withdraw from the war. Find out Achilles facts here.

Facts about Agamemnon 8: death of Agamemnon

There are two versions about the killer of Agamemnon. If you check out the oldest story, it was slain by Aegisthus. Based on Pindar and the tragedians, he was killed by his wife when he took a bath.

Agamemnon Pictures

Agamemnon Pictures

Facts about Agamemnon 9: motives

There are several motives of Clytemnestra killing his husband. Probably she was very jealous with Cassandra. She was disappointed when he scarified Iphigenia. His reason of having war with Troy because of Helen also became her motive.

Facts about Agamemnon 10: the ruler

After the death of Agamemnon, the rulers were Aegisthus and Clytemnestra. But both were killed by Orestes, the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra to revenge his father’s death.

Facts about Agamemnon

Facts about Agamemnon

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