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Ăgămemnon , ŏnis, m. (nom. Agamemno, Enn. ap. Cic. Att. 13, 47; Cic. Tusc. 4, 8, 17; Stat. Achill. 1, 553), = Ἀγαμέμνων,
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.
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    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 13.47
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 6.489
    • Cicero, Tusculanae Disputationes, 4.8
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