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How Did Agamemnon Die?




Question: How Did Agamemnon Die?
Answer: In the Warner Bros. movie "Troy," Briseis stabs Agamemnon after the sack of the city of Troy has begun. In the legends about Agamemnon, especially in the stories by the tragedians, Agamemnon makes it back home.

The movie "Troy" removed the role of Cassandra, one of the children of Priam and Hecuba of Troy. Cassandra had been gifted with prophecy, but cursed with the inability to make others believe her prophecies. Agamemnon took her as a war prize and concubine, and returned with her to Greece to his wife Clytemnestra. Clytemnestra was jealous, and still angry with Agamemnon for having killed their daughter Iphigenia at Aulis, so she (or her lover, Aegisthus, Agamemnon's cousin), killed Agamemnon and Cassandra. The son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, Orestes, revenged his father's death by killing Clytemnestra.

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