Agamemnon Definition

ăgə-mĕmnŏn, -nən
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.
American Heritage
King of Mycenae, brother of Menelaus, and commander in chief of the Greek army in the Trojan War: killed by his wife Clytemnestra.
Webster's New World

(Greek mythology) One of the most distinguished heroes of Greek mythology. He is the son of King Atreus of Mycenae and Queen Aerope, and brother of Menelaus. He is attributed with rallying the Greeks for the Trojan War.


Origin of Agamemnon

  • From Ancient Greek Ἀγαμέμνων (Agamemnōn, “very resolute”).

    From Wiktionary

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