Agamemnon Essay Topics

How far do you feel that Aeschylus

In his tragic play, ‘Agamemnon’, Aeschylus presents the audience with a variety of interesting protagonists, one of the main ones being the great king himself. Over the course of the play, we learn of Agamemnon’s terrible fate as events, both past and present, are unfolded to us. The audience may have greatly mixed views on… View Article

Agamemnon and Achilleus

‘Describe the characters of Agamemnon and Achilleus as they are revealed in Book 1 of The Iliad. Who do you think was more to blame for their quarrel and its immediate outcome?’ In book 1 of the Iliad the quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilles establishes their characters. We see Agamemnon and proud and authoritative yet often… View Article

Close Reading Essay: Agamemnon

After the murder of Agamemnon and Cassandra, Clytemnestra attempts to justify her actions in a response to the accusations of the chorus. The aggressive stance that Clytemnestra takes in the beginning of this passage is clearly a reversal of genders. It shows the strength of her character as well as the duality. Explaining her reason… View Article

The Role of the Women in Greek Mythology

In the text Mythology by Edith Hamilton, women are portrayed as being property and objects. During this time women were seen to be not as “good” as men. They saw perfection in relationships between men and young male adults as the best relationships to have. However, homosexuality was frowned upon. Men were considered knowledgeable and… View Article

The Rage Of Achilles

The Achilles of ancient Greek legend is often counted among the greatest of epic heroes for his fantastical exploits during the Trojan War as depicted by Homer in the Iliad. While it is easy to become seduced by the power and might of invincible Achilles we must remember to not confuse unchecked power with heroism…. View Article

Iliad Book 1 Achilles Vs. Agamemnon

In Homer’s, The Iliad, Book 1, “The Rage of Achilles,” one of the main concepts presented is the idea that the gods desire honor and glory. It is very evident that both Achilles and Agamemnon are in competition for more power and dominance. This idea is demonstrated primarily through the two prize women, Briseis and… View Article

Agamemnon vs Hamlet

I think that Hamlet was more tragic in comparison to Agamemnon. The reason being is because in Hamlet Claudius is driven to kill his own brother, King Hamlet, just so he can marry his own sister-in-law. Hamlet is plotting to kill his own uncle and is speaks of his own mother in a hateful manner… View Article