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  • 1. Agamemnon
  • 2. Who was agamemnon?
    He was the king of Mycenae and Argos. 
    He was the one who commanded and finance the expedition to Troy.
    He was a valiant hero and one of the principal characters in The Iliad.
  • 3. His family
    His parents were Atreus en Aerope.
    His brother was Menelaus.
    His sister was Anaxibia.
    His wife was Clytemnestra.
    His sons and daughters were Orestes, Electra, Iphigenia and Chrysothemis.
    His cousin was Aegisthos.
  • 4. Tantalus
    He was part of the Tantalus family .
    Tantalus was the king of little-Asia. He wanted to test the omniscience from the gods, so he invited them for a dinner. And he gave them his own son. But the gods found out and they send him to the underworld. He had to be always hungry and thirsty.
  • 5. Agamemnon punishment
    Agamemnon haunted Artemis’s favourite deer and the goddess sent to the expedition a plague and she stopped the winds, so the Greeks couldn’t get to Troy. To pleased the goddess, Agamemnon had to sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia so the Greeks could continue the expedition.
  • 6. The Trojan war
    Agamemnon was the commander-in-chief of the Greeks during the Trojan War. During the fighting, he killed Antiphus and 15 other Trojan soldiers. Agamemnon took an attractive slave, Briseis, from Achilles. Achilles, the greatest warrior of the age, withdrew from battle in revenge and nearly cost the Greek armies the war.
  • 7. The mask
    The so-called Mask of Agamemnon is a golden death mask in 1876 by Heinrich Schliemann in Mycenae during an excavation found.
    He thought that the mask on the face of King Agamemnon was placed when he laid in his grave. Since then it has become clear that the mask a few centuries older was than the time when Agamemnon would have lived. The golden death mask clears indication of the belief in an afterlife, and it approves that the Mykers are good in forge the gold
    At this moment the mask is in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
  • 8. His death
    Clytemnestra, Agamemnon's wife had taken  Aegisthus, son of Thyestes, as a lover. When Agamemnon came home he was slain by either Aegisthus (in the oldest versions of the story) or Clytemnestra.  
    Orestes later avenged his father's murder, with the help or encouragement of his sister Electra, by murdering Aegisthus and Clytemnestra.
  • 9. CREDITS
    -Patricia López
    -Birgitte Hennink
    -Joanna Latasa
    -Sven de Haan

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