I.king of Mycenœ, son of Atreus and of Aërope, brother of Menelaüs, husband of Clytœmnestra, father of Orestes, Iphigenia, and Electra, commander-in-chief of the Grecian forces before Troy, and murdered by his wife, with the aid of Ægisthus, her paramour.—Poet., for his time: “vixēre fortes ante Agamemnona Multi,” Hor. C. 4, 9, 25- 28.—Hence,
1. Ăgămemnŏnĭdēs , ae, patr. m., = Ἀγαμεμνονίδης, a male descendant of Agamemnon; his son Orestes: “par Agamemnonidae crimen,” i. e. the matricide of Orestes, Juv. 8, 215.—
2. Ăgămem-nŏnĭus , a, um, adj., = Ἀγαμεμνόνιος, of or pertaining to Agamemnon (poet.): “phalanges,” i. e. the Grecian troops before Troy, commanded by Agamemnon, Verg. A. 6, 489: “Mycenae,” ruled by Agamemnon, id. ib. 6, 838: “Orestes,” son of Agamemnon, id. ib. 4, 471: puella, daughter of Agamemnon, i. e. Iphigenia, Prop. 5, 1, 111.