of Aeschylus is based on this legend.
Look at Aegisthus; he must needs make love to Agamemnon
's wife unrighteously and then kill Agamemnon
, though he knew it would be the death of him; for I sent Mercury to warn him not to do either of these things, inasmuch as Orestes would be sure to take his revenge when he grew up and wanted to return home.
On this the rest of the Achaeans with one voice were for respecting the priest and taking the ransom that he offered; but not so Agamemnon, who spoke fiercely to him and sent him roughly away.
And Achilles answered, "Fear not, but speak as it is borne in upon you from heaven, for by Apollo, Calchas, to whom you pray, and whose oracles you reveal to us, not a Danaan at our ships shall lay his hand upon you, while I yet live to look upon the face of the earth--no, not though you name Agamemnon himself, who is by far the foremost of the Achaeans.
Draw up in the quarry—draw up, thou king of the Greeks; draw into the quarry, Agamemnon, or I shall never be able to pass you.
cried a smothered voice,” praise be God, I live; vill you, Mister Agamemnon, be pleas come down ici, and help me on my leg?
Lucretius the poet, when he beheld the act of Agamemnon
, that could endure the sacrificing of his own daughter, exclaimed: Tantum Religio potuit suadere malorum.
What cared we for outward visions, when Agamemnon
, Achilles, and a thousand other heroes of the great Past were marching in ghostly procession through our fancies?
But Homer's words are as costly and admirable to Homer as Agamemnon
's victories are to Agamemnon
Achilles, though Agamemnon
, the sole offender, was neither fried nor
Then follow the incidents connected with the gathering of the Achaeans and their ultimate landing in Troy; and the story of the war is detailed up to the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon
with which the "Iliad" begins.
You know the first lines of the Iliad, in which the poet says that Chryses prayed Agamemnon
to release his daughter, and that Agamemnon
flew into a passion with him; whereupon Chryses, failing of his object, invoked the anger of the God against the Achaeans.