|From the story - The Odyssey|
|Of the tradition - Greek Oral Poetry|
|Role in story - Meets Odysseus in Hades, His relationship with his wife mirrors Odysseus's|
|Family members - Clytemnestra (wife), Orestes (son)|
Agamemnon is the former king of Mycenae, brother of Menelaus, and commander of the Achaean forces at Troy. Odysseus encounters Agamemnon's spirit in Hades. Agamemnon was murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus, upon his return from the war. He was later avenged by his son Orestes. Their story is constantly repeated in the Odyssey to offer an inverted image of the fortunes of Odysseus and Telemachus.
Ithaca Residents: Odysseus - Telemachus - Penelope - Eumaeus - Eurycleia -