Pictures of Agamemnon

In these pictures of Agamemnon you'll see some of the episodes in which the Greek king was involved.
The following golden mask is a very famous artefact from the Greek antiquity. It is called "The Mask of Agamemnon", even if we can't really know whom it represents.

Funerary Mask from Mycenae, Formerly Thought to be That of Agamemnon


Funerary Mask from Mycenae, Formerly Thought to be That of Agamemnon

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The same mask, with a different lighting.

Funeral Mask of Agamemnon, Mycenae


Funeral Mask of Agamemnon, Mycenae

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The Greek fleet couldn't sail in order to go to war with Troy, so Agamemnon had to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia to goddess Artemis (who, in the end, replaced the girl with a deer).

The Sacrifice of Iphigenia, from the House of the Tragic Poet


The Sacrifice of Iphigenia, from the House of the Tragic Poet

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, Timante
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Agamemnon is About to Sacrifice His Daughter So the Greek Fleet Can Get Under Way to Troy


Agamemnon is About to Sacrifice His Daughter So the Greek Fleet Can Get Under Way to Troy

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, Briout
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The Sacrifice of Iphigenia


The Sacrifice of Iphigenia

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Tiepolo, Giovanni...
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Agamemnon had taken Chryseis as a slave, but he was forced to give her back, because Apollo had sent the plague on the Greek army.

Agamemnon and Chryses

Cressida Implores Begs Agamemnon to Give Her Back Her Daughter Criseyde


Cressida Implores Begs Agamemnon to Give Her Back Her Daughter Criseyde

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After having returned Chryseis to her father, Agamemnon decided to take instead Achilles' beloved slave, Briseis.

Skyphos Depicting the Abduction of Briseis by Agamemnon with Talthybios and Diomedes, c. 480 BC


Skyphos Depicting the Abduction of Briseis by Agamemnon with Talthybios and Diomedes, c. 480 BC

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Eurybates and Talthybius Leading Briseis to Agamemnon


Eurybates and Talthybius Leading Briseis to Agamemnon

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Tiepolo,...
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That's why Achilles was so enraged, that he retired from the battle, and the Greek army started to lose the fight (this is, in fact, the beginning of Homer's Illiad).

Achilles Has a Dispute with Agamemnon, 1776


Achilles Has a Dispute with Agamemnon, 1776

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Tischbein, Johann...
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Minerva Preventing Achilles from Killing Agamemnon, from "The Iliad" by Homer, 1757


Minerva Preventing Achilles from Killing Agamemnon, from "The Iliad" by Homer, 1757

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Tiepolo, Giovanni...
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The Dispute Between Achilles and Agamemnon is Refereed by Athena


The Dispute Between Achilles and Agamemnon is Refereed by Athena

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Zeus had sent Agamemnon a dream, in which he fooled the king into believing that the Greek army was able to conquer Troy. In reality, the Greeks were defeated and they had to beg Achilles to return in fight.

Agamemnon is Deluded by a Vision Appearing Under the Form of Nestor


Agamemnon is Deluded by a Vision Appearing Under the Form of Nestor

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Heath, James
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Finally, some pictures of Agamemnon fighting in war.

Agamemnon Slaying the Two Sons of Antenor


Agamemnon Slaying the Two Sons of Antenor

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(And no, in the following pictures of Agamemnon I won't tell you which one is the Greek king!)
The Trojan War: Battle of Agamemnon and Achilles Against Hector 4th Battle of Troy


The Trojan War: Battle of Agamemnon and Achilles Against Hector 4th Battle of Troy

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The Trojan War, Achilles to His Tent, Hector and Andromeda, Paris Killing Agamemnon


The Trojan War, Achilles to His Tent, Hector and Andromeda, Paris Killing Agamemnon

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He managed to survive the ten years of the Trojan war, but he was killed when he got home, by his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus.

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Le meurtre d'Agamemnon