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Aegisthus then killed Atreus and restored the kingdom to Thyestes.
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Aegisthus and then
Aegisthus and Clytemnestra then ruled Agamemnon's kingdom for a time, Aegisthus claiming his right of revenge for Agamemnon's father Atreus having fed Thyestes his own children ( Thyestes then crying out " So perish all the race of Pleisthenes!
Unlike her sister, Electra, Chrysothemis did not protest or enact vengeance against their mother for having an affair with Aegisthus and then killing their father.
This was one of the sources of the curse that destroyed his family: two of his sons, Atreus and Thyestes, killed a third, Chrysippus, who was his favorite son and was meant to inherit the kingdom ; Atreus and Thyestes were banished by him together with Hippodamia, their mother, who then hanged herself ; each successive generation of descendants suffered greatly by atrocious crimes and compounded the curse by committing more crimes, as the curse weighed upon Pelops ' children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren including Atreus, Thyestes, Agamemnon, Aegisthus, Menelaus, and finally Orestes, who was acquitted by a court of law convened by the gods Athena and Apollo.
Aegisthus and killed
In Euripides ’ other story about Iphigenia, Iphigenia in Tauris, the play takes place after the sacrifice and after Orestes has killed Clytemnestra and Aegisthus.
Aegisthus and Clytemnestra also killed Cassandra, Agamemnon's war prize, a prophet-priestess of Troy.
Seven or eight years after the death of Agamemnon, Agamemnon's son Orestes returned to Mycenae and, with the help of his cousin Pylades and his sister Electra, killed both their mother, Clytemnestra, and Aegisthus.
She later kills Agamemnon ( Brian Cox ) during the Sack of Troy ; in classical mythology Agamemnon is killed by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus.
He was killed treacherously by Aegisthus, but his wife escaped to Reggio and bore a son ( Polidoro ), from whom the epic hero Ruggiero is descended ( III, v, 18-27 ).
She saved his life by sending him to Strophius after the murder of Agamemnon, whereas Aegisthus killed her own son, taking him for Orestes.
The play recounts the story of Orestes and his sister Electra in their quest to avenge the death of their father Agamemnon, king of Argos, by killing their mother Clytemnestra and her husband Aegisthus, who had deposed and killed him.
Aegisthus and Atreus
Thyestes fathered Aegisthus with his own daughter, Pelopia, and this son vowed gruesome revenge on Atreus ' children.
Atreus in his enmity towards his brother sent Aegisthus to kill him ; but the sword which Aegisthus carried was the cause of the recognition between Thyestes and his son, and the latter returned and slew his uncle Atreus, while he was offering a sacrifice on the seacoast.
Aegisthus and his father now took possession of their lawful inheritance from which they had been expelled by Atreus.
Aegisthus and Thyestes thereafter ruled over Mycenae jointly, exiling Atreus ' sons, Agamemnon and Menelaus to Sparta, where King Tyndareus gave the pair his daughters, Clytemnestra and Helen, to take as wives.
While Agamemnon, the son of Atreus, was absent on his expedition against Troy, Aegisthus seduced Clytemnestra, the wife of Agamemnon, and was so wicked as to offer up thanks to the gods for the success with which his criminal exertions were crowned.
After a back-and-forth struggle that featured adultery, incest and cannibalism, Thyestes gained the throne after his son Aegisthus murdered Atreus.
Only as he entered adulthood did Thyestes reveal the truth to Aegisthus, that he was both father and grandfather to the boy and that Atreus was his uncle.
When he already entered adulthood, Thyestes was captured by Agamemnon and Menelaus at Delphi and brought to Atreus, who sent Aegisthus to kill him.
Aegisthus and kingdom
Menelaus succeeded Tyndareus in Sparta, while Agamemnon, with his brother's assistance, drove out Aegisthus and Thyestes to recover his father's kingdom.
After his return to Greece, Orestes took possession of his father's kingdom of Mycenae ( killing Aegisthus ' son, Alete ) to which were added Argos and Laconia.
Aegisthus and Thyestes
In Greek mythology, Aegisthus ( ; also transliterated as Aegisthos ) was the son of Thyestes and of Thyestes ' daughter, Pelopia.
Homer appears to know nothing of all these tragic occurrences, and we learn from him only that, after the death of Thyestes, Aegisthus ruled as king at Mycenae and took no part in the Trojan expedition.
Many of the Greek wives were persuaded to betray their husbands, most significantly Agamemnon's wife, Clytemnestra, who was seduced by Aegisthus, son of Thyestes.
His wife Clytemnestra ( Helen's sister ) was having an affair with Aegisthus, son of Thyestes, Agamemnon's cousin who had conquered Argos before Agamemnon himself retook it.
Only as he entered adulthood did Thyestes reveal the truth to Aegisthus, that he was both father and grandfather to the boy.
In Greek mythology, Thyestes ( pronounced,, ) was the son of Pelops and Hippodamia, King of Olympia, and father of Pelopia and Aegisthus.