Agamemnon is the leader of the Greek army and Menelaus’s brother.
He is rather full of himself and easily mocked by Patroclus. He insists on the nobility of the Greeks’ cause and on the virtues of enduring hardship, but despite his high-sounding orations he is a determinedly ordinary man who uses the services of prostitutes. He shows no sign of particular intelligence, but has the sense to follow Ulysses’s advice. Agamemnon makes certain to be as chivalrous as he can and to treat his enemies well when they are not fighting.