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04.03.2008 HUM204 Homework Agamemnon In Greek mythology, Agamemnon is a hero, the son of King Atreus of Mycenae and Queen Aerope, the brother of Menelaus, and husband of Clytaemnestra; different versions of his mythology make him the king either of Mycenae or of Argos. When Helen, the wife of Menelaus, was abducted by Paris of Troy, Agamemnon was the commander of the Achaeans in the ensuing Trojan War. Upon his return home, he was murdered by his wife Clytaemnestra. Agamemnon, (n.d.), Retrieved 04.03.2008 from, Clytemnestra Clytemnestra was the wife of Agamemnon, king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Mycenae or Argos. In the Oresteia by Aeschylus, she was a femme fatale who murdered her husband, Agamemnon - said by Euripides to be her second husband - and his concubine Cassandra. However, in Homer's Odyssey, her role in Agamemnon's death is unclear and her character is significantly more subdued. Clytemnestra, (n.d.), Retrieved 04.03.2008 from, Iphigeneia Iphigeneia is a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra in Greek mythology. In Attic accounts, [1] Iphigeneia is sometimes called a daughter of Theseus and Helen raised by Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. The name means "strong-born", though more literally "born to strength".[1]. Iphigeneia, (n.d.), Retrieved 04.03.2008 from, Electra In Greek mythology, Electra was daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Electra was absent from Mycenae when her father, King Agamemnon, returned from the Trojan War to be murdered by Aegisthus, Clytemnestra's lover, and/or by Clytemnestra herself. Aegisthus and Clytemnestra also killed Cassandra, Agamemnon's war prize, a prophet priestess of Troy. Eight years later Electra was brought from Athens with her brother, Orestes. Electra, (n.d.), Retrieved 04.03.2008 from, Orestes In Greek mythology, Orestes was the son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon. He is the subject of several Ancient Greek plays and of various legends connected with his madness and purification. The surviving Greek myths that include Orestes are obscure, but retain threads of much older ones. Orestes originates from the word oreivates which directly translates to mountaineer. The metaphoric meaning is the person who can conquer mountains. Orestes,
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