Aegisthus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Aegisthus (Greek mythology) the seducer of Clytemnestra and murderer of Agamemnon who usurped the throne of Mycenae until Agamemnon's son Orestes returned home and killed him
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Usage

In literature:

Then comes the murder of Agamemnon by Aegisthus and Clytaemnestra, followed by the vengeance of Orestes and Pylades.
"Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica" by Homer and Hesiod
Aegisthus steals in pale and on tiptoe.
"Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray
When it was asked Ovid, Why Aegisthus became an adulterer?
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
He allows that Orestes justly avenged his father's death by killing Aegisthus; but he passes over in silence the murder of his mother.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
Aegisthus, murderer of Agamemnon, slain by Orestes.
"Legends of Charlemagne" by Thomas Bulfinch
Aegisthus lifts the pall, and beholds the body of Clytemnestra!
"Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
When it was asked Ovid, Why Aegisthus became an adulterer?
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
He was assassinated by AEgisthus and Clytaemnestra, his wife, on his return from the war.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Is it perchance one of the friends of AEgisthus?
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides
Fell the hero in his home, Though Clytemnestra's and AEgisthus' wiles?
"Iphigenia in Tauris" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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