What is Agamemnon’s hamartia? Please give me proper details. Thanks

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Agamemnon's hamartia, or "fatal flaw," is presented in Aeschylus's play Agamemnon as hubris . Hubris is an Ancient Greek term that can have a somewhat fluid meaning depending on its interpretation. Sometimes it is described as simply an excess of pride or arrogance, but it can also carry with it specific religious connotations. Within a religious context, hubris describes a person who believes themselves to be above the gods and therefore does not accord the gods the respect they deserve in the form of offerings, thanksgivings, and deference. Agamemnon embodies hubris in both of these meanings and contexts. His excessive pride, resulting from his glorious victory over Troy and position as the commander of all the Greek forces, leads him to believe himself untouchable and therefore to underestimate those around him. This of course applies most specifically to Clytemnestra, his wife, whom he expects to welcome him with open arms after ten long years of war. In this way, Agamemnon's pride and...

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