They came in a hundred ships and Agamemnon led them on,
Atreus’ royal son, and marching in his companies
came the most and bravest fighting men by far.
And there in the midst, armed in gleaming bronze,
in all his glory, he towered high over all his fighters –
he was the greatest warlord, he led by far the largest army.

– Homer

The Iliad, Book 2, lines 667-672. Commanding a hundred ships, King Agamemnon leads the largest army and bravest fighting men in the expedition against Troy. He is portrayed as a larger-than-life, heroic and godlike figure. His bronze armor gleams and in all his glory he stands taller than all of his fighters.