Agamemnon at home; or, the latest particulars of that little affair at Mycenae

a burlesque sketch
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Shrimpton , Oxford
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In Greek mythology, Agamemnon / æ ɡ ə ˈ m ɛ m n ɒ n / (Greek: Ἀγαμέμνων, Ἀgamémnōn) was a king of Mycenae, the son of King Atreus and Queen Aerope of Mycenae, the brother of Menelaus, the husband of Clytemnestra and the father of Iphigenia, Electra or Laodike (Λαοδίκη), Orestes and Chrysothemis.

Legends make him the king of Mycenae or Argos, thought to be different. Book Review 3 out of 5 stars to Agamemnon, the first of the Orestia plays written in BC by Arnott, a noted scholar and critic, has stated that, The Agamemnon is a bitter indictment of war, of the folly of bloodshed, of the hardships of fighting, of the misery at home/5.

Agamemnon at Home; or, The Latest Particulars of That Little Affair at Mycenæ: Photocopy: Agamemnon by Aeschylus, adapted by Steven Berkoff: Print-out: Antigone Aantekingen.

Een werkjournaal bij Mind the Gap: Journal: Antyk i wnioski: Photocopy: Article:. In Search of Agamemnon: Early Travellers to Mycenae, by Dudley Moore, Edward Rowlands and Nektarios Karadimas This book first published Cambridge Scholars Publishing 12 Back Chapman Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2XX, UK British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

Although many books focus on the fascinating story of Heinrich Schliemann, little has been written on Mycenae before his excavations. This book, therefore, fills this gap.

It looks at the English-speaking pioneers who visited the citadel at Mycenae before Schliemann, providing additional biographic references in the footnotes (and bibliography and associated sources).

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The Mask of Agamemnon was discovered by Heinrich Schliemann in at Mycenae. Agamemnon - the conqueror of Troy - was the son of King Atreus and Queen Aerope of Mycenae and mythical legends make him the king of Mycenae or Argos, thought to.

Famous from ancient Greek literature as King Agamemnon's capital, Mycenae was the site of almost unbroken excavation during the 20th century, and this continues today.

In presenting a full up-to-date account of the site and placing it in its geographical and historical setting, the author concentrates on the great buildings of the citadel—the Lion Gate, the Cult Centre, and the Palace.

In the most famous story, Agamemnon, brother of Menelaus, came home to a very unhappy household in his kingdom of Mycenae after the Trojan War. His wife, Clytemnestra, was still justifiably furious that he had sacrificed their daughter, Iphigenia, in order to.

Clytemnestra (/ ˌ k l aɪ t ə m ˈ n ɛ s t r ə /; Greek: Κλυταιμνήστρα, Klytaimnḗstra, [klytai̯mnɛ̌ːstra]), in Greek mythology, was Agamemnon at home; or wife of Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, and the sister of Helen of Aeschylus' Oresteia, she murders Agamemnon – said by Euripides to be her second husband – and the Trojan princess Cassandra, whom Agamemnon had taken as a war.

seducer of Clytemnestra and murderer of Agamemnon who usurped the throne of Mycenae until Agamemnon's son Orestes returned home and killed him Atreus The son of Pelops and Hippodamia, he carried on a long-term feud with his brother, Thyestes, and served him a banquet of his own sons. Agamemnon. Agamemnon is a Greek king and Menelaos' brother.

His unfaithful wife Klytaimestra (Clytemnestra) teamed up with her lover Aigisthos to kill him when he came back from fighting the Trojan War. In the Underworld, he tells us why we should really. Agamemnon Palace Mycenae, Argolida, Peloponnese, Greece Tel.: +30 / fax: +30 e-mail: [email protected] Tourist; Social; MYCENAE History.

Mycenae 'Rich in Gold', the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in.

When Heinrich Schliemann incorrectly identified in one of the shaft graves at Mycenae as the "tomb of Agamemnon," he revived a myth first created by the eighth-century B.C. inhabitants of the Argive plain who looked upon Mycenae's ruins as the place where Agamemnon gathered the Greek armies for an assault on by: 2.

Agamemnon Must Die, by Hock Tjoa, is a scholarly reimagining of the turbulent story of House Atreus, one of the quintessential Greek tragedies. Modern theater evolved from ancient Greek productions that served as dramatic representations of popular religious myths/5.

Agamemnon: Andrew Ordover: Adaptation: Orestes and the Three Furious Ladies: Melya Kaplan, Evris Tsakirides: Adaptation: Orestes and the Three Furious Ladies: Melya Kaplan, Evris Tsakirides: Adaptation: Oresteia: George Taylor: Adaptation: Agamemnon at Home; or, The Latest Particulars of That Little Affair at Mycenæ: Edward Nolan.

This article argues that our picture of the uses of Greek and Roman authors in nineteenth-century Britain will remain incomplete unless the popular and culturally subversive genre of classical burlesque, a staple of the mid-Victorian popular theatre, is taken seriously by scholars.

Dozens of burlesques of ancient epic and tragedy were performed between James Robinson Planché’sOlympic Cited by: They are very human. The drama starts with a messy love affair. (Troy & Mycenae) ibid. 91, These poems tell how the Trojan and Greek heroes fought a long and bloody battle over Helen.

All stirred up by the deities on Mount Olympus. (Troy & Mycenae) ibid.

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91, 3, thousand years ago the Peloponnese was home to the powerful Mycenaean. Agamemnon was the commander of the Achaeans in the Trojan War. The Palace in Mycenae is built on many levels and there are examples of Mycenaean tombs, (tholos) in the palace.

One of these is known as the Treasury of Atreus. The lions of the house of Atreus at the top of the gate. Mycenae: ”The Palace of Agamemnon & The Lions Gate” Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 km south-west of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese.

From the hill on which the palace was located one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf. The Treasury of Atreus or Tomb of Agamemnon is an impressive "tholos" tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae, Greece, constructed during the Bronze Age around BCE.

The lintel stone above the. For three memorable summers, andwe lived in the shadow of the Citadel of Agamemnon and collaborated in the task of unearthing the remains of the ancestors of the great king. Our exploration of the new shaft graves and the long discussions we had in the quiet of night, often with the magic Mycenaean full moon looking down on.

The House of Agamemnon Family Tree. The Myth of the House of Agamemnon The story the House of Agamemnon is featured in the book entitled Old Greek Folk Stories by Josephine Preston Peabody, published in by Houghton Mifflin Company, New York.

Agamemnon - A Myth with a Moral.

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From Homer to Himmler, from Thucydides to Freud, Mycenae has occupied a singular place in the western imagination. Gere takes us from the Cult of the Hero that sprung up in the shadow of the great burned walls in the eighth century BC, to Agamemnon's twentieth-century reincarnation as an Aryan military genius and to the distinctly anti-heroic conclusions of modern archaeology/5(6).

Agamemnon (King) of MYCENAE. slain by Clytaemnestra & Aegisthus. Poss. Jullus of Rome's Great Grandfather. Wife/Partner: Clytaemnestra of SPARTA Children. Agamemnon has brought her back from Troy as a slave. Then Agamemnon starts walking on the fabrics. Clytemnestra makes a little speech about how the sea can generate as much more purple dye as they want.

She boasts about how wealthy they are, and remarks on how great it is that Agamemnon has come home. Agamemnon prays to Zeus that everything. A (Very) Brief History of Mycenae. Going to Mycenae is like stepping back in time 3, years.

While the area where the peasants lived is long gone, the ruins of Mycenae’s fortress still remain. This is the palace where the powerful Mycenaean kings like Agamemnon lived. Agamemnon Palace, Mycenae: See 58 unbiased reviews of Agamemnon Palace, rated of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #4 of 8 restaurants in Mycenae/5(58).

Mycenae, the fabled city of Homer's King Agamemnon, leapt into the headlines in the late nineteenth century when Heinrich Schliemann announced that he had opened the Tomb of Agamemnon and found the body of the hero smothered in gold treasure. In this book, historian of science Cathy Gere tells the story of these extraordinary ruins.

The Mycenaean civilization dates back to BC to BC. The acropolis of Mycenae was built on the slopes of a hill protected from the cyclopean walls. The entrance of the citadel is the Gate of the Lion. Mycenae was firstly discovered from archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in the s.

Tomb of Agamemnon: Mycenae & the Search for a Hero. Format But that was what launched a thousand fantasies including the reputation of the funeral mask mislabeled the "mask of Agamemnon." So a good chunk of the book is about 19th and 20th centuries views of and uses of Mycenae.

‹ See all details for Tomb of Agamemnon: Mycenae & the /5(8). Gere's book is the latest in an ongoing series [Wonders of the World] on great monuments--Westminster Abbey, the Parthenon--published by Harvard University Press. Don't leave home without them.

-- Joann C. Gutin Newsday For a history of both ancient Mycenae and its rediscovery and significance, read The Tomb of Agamemnon, by Cathy Gere/5(60).The story of Schliemann and Mycenae is now brilliantly retold in a new book, The Tomb of Agamemnon: Mycenae and the Search for a Hero by Cathy Gere, a very slim volume and the latest in the Wonders of the World series published by Profile Books (£).Peering over the plain of Argolis, up there from the heights of the acropolis, one comes to terms with the superiority of the Mycenaean civilization.