Thyestes(redirected from Thyestian Feast)
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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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cursed the house of Atreus, who had served him his sons in a stew. [Gk. Myth. & Drama: “Atreus,” Benét, 61]
unknowingly eats sons served by vengeful brother. [Rom. Lit.: Thyestes]