Such a person is called a misanthrope.
Hardy was born on June 2, 1840, in Higher Bockhampton in Dorset, which formed part of the "http://www.answers.com/topic/wessex" of his novels and poems.
Agamenon is clytemnsra's husband and menelaus's brother. Agamenon also lead the greek arms or soldiars to war with the Trojans. He sacrificed his own daughter Iphigenia to stop the raging storms sent by Artimis because they insuted her. When he returns home his wife has remarried and he slays him while he is taking a bath that clytemnstra has set up for him. He is slain because of the sacraface of her daughter Iphigenia.
An epic that defines or supports some nationalistic theme. For example the stories of King Arthur define and support Breton/Christian nationality. The Tales of Charlemagne do the same for France. The Epic of Gilgamesh was for the City State of Kish.