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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He was also a successful trainer and twice won the Thyestes with Greek Vulgan in 1967 and 1969.
Alpha is one of 14 entries representing Gordon Elliott, who has never won the E100,000 three-miler, while Willie Mullins is responsible for 11 of the 48 entries, including last year's winner Pairofbrowneyes and Thyestes third Up For Review.
"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.
The County Cork trainer wants to run his dual Thyestes Chase winner in the marathon event as long as he considers the ground to be safe, but testing conditions would be perfect.
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).