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Agamemnon

NameAgamemnon
SexMale
Father Atreus
Agamemnon king of Mycenae, son of the Mycenaean king Atreus and Aeropa, brother Menelaus, the husband of Clytemnestra, one of the main heroes of the Trojan cycle. After the murder of his father by his nephew Egisf, the son of Tiesta, Agamemnon fled with his brother to Sparta, where he sought refuge with Tyndarea. Here the brothers married the daughters of the Spartan king Tyndareus, Agamemnon to Clytemnestra, Menelaus to Helen. After the death of Tyndareus, the throne passed to Menelaus. With the help of his brother, Agamemnon overthrew Fiesta from the throne and reigned in Mycenae. Subsequently, he expanded his possessions and became the most powerful ruler in all of Greece. His children Orestes, Chrysophemis, Elektra and Iphigenia. Killed by his wife Clytemnestra on his return from near Troy.

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