Meaning of Agamemnon


Pronunciation: (ag"u-mem'non, -nun), [key]
— n.
  1. a king of Mycenae, a son of Atreus and brother of Menelaus. He led the Greeks in the Trojan War and was murdered by Clytemnestra, his wife, upon his return from Troy.
  2. (italics) a tragedy (458 b.c.) by Aeschylus. Cf. Oresteia.
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