“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 (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…