Thyestes


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Thyestes

(thīĕs`tēz): see AtreusAtreus
, in Greek mythology, the son of Pelops and the father of Agamemnon and Menelaus. He vied with his brother Thyestes for the throne of Mycenae. When Thyestes seduced Atreus' wife, Aerope, in order to attain the golden ram whose possession signified kingship, Atreus, in
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Thyestes

cursed the house of Atreus, who had served him his sons in a stew. [Gk. Myth. & Drama: “Atreus,” Benét, 61]
See: Curse

Thyestes

unknowingly eats sons served by vengeful brother. [Rom. Lit.: Thyestes]
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I thought Out Sam ran a better race than his finishing position suggests in the Thyestes and I think he'll stay this trip.
While Elliott was enjoying Thyestes success for the first time, Monbeg Notorious became a second winner of the race for Gigginstown House Stud, successful with Siegemaster in 2011 and responsible for the winner, runner-up and fourth yesterday.
The Thyestes looks the obvious race to aim towards and he will probably go there or else wait for a good staying handicap at Haydock in February.
The Job Is Right will just wait a bit, he would have been second to a very nice horse (Djakadam) in the Thyestes.
Seneca se Thyestes gaan oor 'n deel van die mite van die huis van Atreus, die koning van Argos en vader van twee van die Griekse helde in Homerus se Ilias, naamlik Agamemnon en Menelaus.
The Midnight Club came on nicely from his Thyestes run and it is nice to see Arbor Supreme come back into form.
Hughes later said the ten-year-old winner, who finished third in the Thyestes last year, would be aimed at the Ladbrokes Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on April 25.
Preists Leap recently finished down the field behind Emma Jane in the Leinster National at Naas in his first run since back-to-back victories in the Thyestes at Gowran Park - but he has not exactly been resting on his laurels.
The nine- year- old won the Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park for the second year in succession in January, a race which was won by Hedgehunter and Numbersixvalverde prior to their respective Grand National successes.
Trainer Tom Mullins is looking at the Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park on January 22 and at a staying handicap chase on the Irish Champion Hurdle card three days later.
After failing to make the frame in his five starts this term, Point Barrow was virtually ignored in the market as punters sided with prolific Thyestes winner Dun Doire, sending him off the 9-2 favourite.
Scelus is a key word in Seneca and it is expressed in two of the most popular Senecan commonplaces in Elizabethan drama: "Per scelera semper sceleribus tutum est iter" ("For crimes the safe way always leads through more crimes" from Agamemnon 115) and "Scelera non ulcisceris, / nisi uincis" ("Great crimes you don't avenge, unless you outdo them" spoken by Atreus in Thyestes 195-96).