Greek Mythology: “Agamemnon’s Family and the War of Troy”.-

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Greek Mythology:

“Agamemnon’s Family and the War of Troy”:





The war originated from a quarrel between the goddesses Athena, Hera and Aphrodite after Eris, the goddess of strife and discord, gave them a golden apple, sometimes known as the Apple of Discord, marked “for the fairest” (Kallisti in greek).

Zeus sent the goddesses to Paris, who judged that Aphrodite, as the “fairest”, should receive the apple. In exchange, Aphrodite made Helen, the most beautiful of all women and wife of Menelaus, fall in love with Prince Paris, who took her to Troy.


"Venus Induces Helen to Fall in Love with Paris" by Angelica Kauffmann.- “Venus Induces Helen to Fall in Love with Paris” by Angelica Kauffmann (1790).-


Agamemnon,  the king of Argos or Mycenae, was  the husband of Clytemnestra and the father of Iphigenia, Electra, Orestes and Chrysotemis. 

Menelaus was Agamemnon’ s brother, and, besides, the king of Sparta. 

When Helen, Menelaus’ wife, was abducted by Paris of Troy, Agamemnon commanded the…

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  1. Linnea Tanner

    Thank you for sharing the post by Aquileana. This post fits nicely into your other posts about the Heroes in Homer’s Illiad. I’ve really enjoyed the background which you have provided. Cheers, Linnea


    • cav12

      I thought so too 😀
      Thank you Linnea, I’ve loved the story for a long time and the characters are intriguing. I hope to have done Homer’s story justice with my small insights.


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