Agamemnon in Hades
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Published by Saint Albert"s Press in Aylesford, Maidstone, Kent .
Written in English


  • Agamemnon (Greek mythology) -- Poetry.,
  • Iphigenia (Greek mythology) -- Poetry.

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Edition Notes

StatementPeter Russell.
LC ClassificationsPR6035.U8115 A67 1965
The Physical Object
Pagination30 p. ;
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2638160M
LC Control Number85213355

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Agamemnon comes home and is promptly killed by his treacherous wife and her equally treacherous lover. The evil pair reigns for seven years in Agamemnon's (former) kingdom of Mykene. In the eighth year, Orestes, Agamemnon's son, comes "back from exile" and kills Klytaimestra and Aigisthos. Note: Book numbers are in parentheses and come before the synopsis of the book. After an invocation to the Muses, the story launches in medias res towards the end of the Trojan War between the Trojans and the besieging GreeksChryses, a Trojan priest of Apollo, offers the Greeks wealth for the return of his daughter Chryseis, held captive by Agamemnon, the Greek leader.   Agamemnon was the king of Mycenae and leader of the Greek army in the Trojan War of Homer’s is presented as a great warrior but selfish ruler, famously upsetting his invincible champion Achilles and so prolonging the war and suffering of his men. A hero from Greek mythology, there are no historical records of a Mycenaean king of that name, but the city was a prosperous one in . : Ancient Myth and Philosophy in Peter Russell's Agamemnon in Hades (Salzburg Studies in English Literature. Poetic Drama & Poetic Theory, ) (): Reisinger, Wolfgang: Books.

Odysseus meets Agamemnon's ghost in Hades, after initially leaving Circe's island. Asked in The Odyssey, Hades (Pluto) Does Odysseus receive any help in Hades? Agamemnon dies at the hands of his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover. Ulysses meets the shade of Agamemnon in Hades and he warns Ulysses, of completely trusting anyone, including his wife. Summary and Analysis Book 11 - The Visit to the Dead. The Land of the Dead is near the homes of the Cimmerians, who live "shrouded in mist and cloud" (), never seeing the sun. Odysseus follows Circe's instructions, digging a trench at the site prescribed and pouring libations of milk, honey, mellow wine, and pure water. He ceremoniously. Agamemnon descents from his chariot but Cassandra remains on it. Agamemnon Clytaemestra, Leda’s daughter and guardian of my halls. Your speech about my absence was as lengthy as my absence itself; but praise like this should come from other mouths.