E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
King of Argos, in Greece, and commander-in-chief of the allied Greeks who went to the siege of Troy. The fleet being delayed by adverse winds at Aulis, Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia to Diana, and the winds became at once favourable.Homers Iliad.
Till Agamemnons daughters blood
Appeased the gods that them withstood.
Earl of Surrey.
His brother was Menelos.
His daughters were Iphigenia, Electra, Iphianassa, and Chrysothemis (Sophocles).
He was grandson of Pelops.
He was killed in a bath by his wife Clytemnestra, after his return from Troy.
His son was Orests, who slew his mother for murdering his father, and was called Agamemnonids.
His wife was Clytemnestra, who lived in adultery with Egistheus. At Troy he fell in love with Cassandra, a daughter of King Priam.
Vixre fortes ant Agamemnona (there are hills beyond Pentland, and fields beyond Forth), i.e., we are not to suppose that our own age or locality monopolises all that is good.Hor. Od. iv. 9, 25. We might add, et post Agamemnna vivent.