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    Agamemnon

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    Agamemnon is the first book in the Orenstein Trilogy written by the famous Greek tragedy writer‚ Aeschylus. Agamemnon is a story of justice and revenge. The story takes place in a city called Argos. It starts with a watchman tired of waiting for Agamemnon‚ the king of Argos who is away at the Trojan War. The city is eagerly awaiting the news of their king’s welfare and the outcome of the war. Watchmen are posted in the city‚ watching for the beacon that would report the capture of Troy and Agamemnon’s

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    Achilles and Agamemnon

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    Achilles and Agamemnon If I were to side with Achilles or Agamemnon in their quarrel‚ I would choose to side with Achilles. Based on the story from the book‚ it seems as though Achilles is much more worthiness than Agamemnon. Achilles is not as dishonorable as Agamemnon‚ nor is he as greedy‚ and he is also more useful for the Greeks rather than Agamemnon is. Although Agamemnon is the king of Mycenae‚ he is a king with great disgrace. A first example would be when Agamemnon dishonored Chryses

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    Agamemnon at Fault

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    epic’s enveloping action as the conflict between the Achaean (the Greeks) and the Trojans‚ it documents yet another agon: The disagreement between Agamemnon‚ the leader of the entire Achaean army‚ and Achilles‚ the Achaeans’ most important general and greatest warrior. According to ancient Greek values‚ as well as the ancient Greek cosmology‚ Agamemnon is at fault because he violates the citizen-king bond‚ fails to demonstrate the concept of “heart”‚ and exhibits hubris; the one truly unforgivable

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    Achilles And Agamemnon

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    The quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon in Book 1 demonstrates the core value in Homeric society that personal honor is paramount. After being forced into returning his war prize‚ Chryseis‚ Agamemnon is outraged by the idea that Achilles would be able to keep Briseis‚ and demands another prize as a replacement. In arguing with Achilles‚ Agamemnon states‚ If the army‚ in a generous spirit‚ voted me Some suitable prize of their own choice‚ something fair- But if it doesn’t‚ I’ll just

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    The Women of Agamemnon

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    The Women of Agamemnon A woman’s role in ancient Greek life was far less significant when compared to that of Greek men. Greek women’s jobs were mainly to run the household and bear children. Women had very little rights in Greek society. In Tragedies women were often the main focus revealing to us how women were treated and also how they were thought of in society (Marschke). In the play Agamemnon written by Aeschylus‚ all of the actions revolve around the actions of the women. The plays namesake

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    Analysis of Agamemnon

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    ANALYSIS OF AESCHYLUS’ AGAMEMNON Agamemnon concedes as a very disturbing in play‚ since he is a vicious man so killed the previous king of Argos for the throne and marry the daughter‚ which is Clytemnestra. The other reasons are the sacrifices of Iphigenia to Artemis‚ and I just can’t conceive of killing his blood relative and in some point he didn’t even think a mercy to his daughter. Then another one is admiring the half sister of Clytemnestra‚ which is Helen. The last one is

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    Agamemnon Essay 9

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    Agamemnon Agamemnon is the first book in the Orestiean Trilogy written by the famous Greek tragedy writer‚ Aeschylus. Agamemnon is a story of justice and revenge. The story takes place in a city called Argos. It starts with Agamemnon‚ the king of Argos‚ away at the Trojan War. The city is eagerly awaiting the news of their king’s welfare and the outcome of the war. Watchmen are posted in the city‚ watching for the beacon that would report the capture of Troy and Agamemnon’s return. Beacons

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    Aeschylus’ Agamemnon of The Oresteia has one of the most morally intriguing characters and story lines in all of ancient Greek tragedies. Clytemnestra‚ the queen and wife of Agamemnon has many reasons for why she murdered him; however‚ it is difficult to quickly jump to conclusions on her innocence. The inherent nature of Greek tragedies‚ the belief in prophecy and fate‚ and the lack of marital faithfulness are all themes in Agamemnon that weigh heavily on the debate of her innocence. Through passages

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    The story of Agamemnon has been told three times throughout our readings‚ twice in the Odyssey and in the play Agamemnon. Each recounting of the tale differs slightly from the last and while the outcome is always the same‚ the characters are portrayed in vastly different lights between the poem and the play. Where the Odyssey portrays Agamemnon as a hero murdered by his lecherous wife Clytemnestra and his cowardly cousin Aegisthus‚ Agamemnon portrays him as cold and arrogant while his wife is a more

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    Agamemnon Essay 7

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    In Aeschylus’ Agamemnon there are many different opinions about what kind of king and commander Agamemnon was. Some argued that he was good‚ while others dispute that his motives were wrong. Clytemnestra‚ Agamemnon’s wife‚ gained a strong hatred for him‚ after he sacrificed his own daughter so he could go to war. Many believe that this was not necessary and could have been overcome. The chorus seems to agree with this to an extent‚ and feels that Agamemnon could have prayed and requested that

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