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Ag·a·mem·non

 (ăg′ə-mĕm′nŏn′, -nən)
n. Greek Mythology
The king of Mycenae and leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War, who was the son of Atreus and the father of Orestes, Electra, and Iphigenia. He was killed by his wife Clytemnestra upon his return from Troy.
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Agamemnon

(ˌæɡəˈmɛmnɒn)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Mycenae who led the Greeks at the siege of Troy. On his return home he was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. See also Menelaus
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Ag•a•mem•non

(ˌæg əˈmɛm nɒn, -nən)

n.
a legendary king of Mycenae, the son of Atreus and brother of Menelaus, who led the Greeks in the Trojan War and was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra.
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Noun1.Agamemnon - (Greek mythology) the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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Agamemnon

[ˌægəˈmemnən] NAgamenón
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Agamemnon

[ˈægəˈmɛmnɒn] nAgamennone m
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References in periodicals archive ?
In another poem, Horace comforts the young foreigner Xanthis of Phocis by assuring him that he should not be ashamed of loving his slave girl because Achilles loved his slave Briseis, Ajax burned for the captive Tecmessa, and Agammenon fell for the abducted Cassandra.
Reading Robert Fagles' translation one is struck by the intensity and frequency of the violence, the absence of mercy and the graphic descriptions of brutal hand-to-hand combat such as Agamemnon's slaughter of the Trojan Bienor: 'clean through heavy metal and bone' Agammenon's spear point 'burst and the brains splattered all inside the casque.' There are hundreds more examples.