οἴκοι ἔχειν: i.e. to retain in my possession, cf. “οἴκοθεν Η” 364 from his own possessions, Od. 17.455.
, constr. with “Κλυταιμνήστρης
: for, you see.
: acc. to the later story, daughter of Tyndareüs and Leda, and thus half-sister of Helen. The ancient Greek on hearing these lines remembered well that Clytaemnestra proved unfaithful to Agamemnon, and slew him on his return to his home (Od. 11.411
ff.). She was herself slain by her son Orestes (Od. 3.306
ff.). The deaths of Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra formed the theme of famous tragedies by the three greatest tragic poets of Greece, — the Agamemnon
of Aeschylus, the Electra
of Sophocles, and the Electra
: with pres. signification, cf. “δείδια
“δ 820, ἔολπα
” hope Od. 2.275