David Kronemyer

Agamemnon and Abraham

January 5th, 2008 by David Kronemyer · No Comments

DAVID KRONEMYER: Ancient Greek civilization and that of the ancient Israelites are the templates for much of Western culture. Two of their patriarchs are Agamemnon and Abraham. I started to wonder what might have happened had they been friends. The first thing that occurred to me is that they both were called on to sacrifice their children. So, they probably would have talked about that. I have been told that the allusions in this song are too obscure, I hope not!