Atreus



the father of Plisthenes, Agamemnon, Menelaus, and Anaxibia upon whose house Thyestes pronounced a curse.
Contemporary Examples

Resurrected by the gods, Pelops has a son whom he names Atreus, and Atreus repeats the family curse.
Cheney Blood Lust Lee Siegel October 21, 2009

Historical Examples

Or from what necessity did the son of Atreus, assembling an army, lead it hither?
The Iliad of Homer (1873) Homer

Thus spoke the son of Atreus, and the Achaeans shouted in applause.
The Iliad Homer

Agamemnon was a son of Atreus according to Homer, and was the brother of Menelaus.
The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe

Are the sons of Atreus the only men in the world who love their wives?
The Iliad Homer

Fragments of architecture from the building, commonly known as the ‘Treasury of Atreus’ at Mycenae.
A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2) A. H. Smith

You have heard what happened in the quarrel of Atreus and Thyestes?
Statesman Plato

You devour your people, for you are king over a feeble folk; otherwise, son of Atreus, henceforward you would insult no man.
The Iliad Homer

Thus spoke the son of Atreus, and the other Greeks approved.
The Iliad of Homer (1873) Homer

And tradition points to many a seeming “hillock,” and says that it, too, is a “treasure-house of Atreus.”
The Testimony of Tradition David MacRitchie

noun
(Greek myth) a king of Mycenae, son of Pelops, father of Agamemnon and Menelaus, and member of the family known as the Atreids (ˈeɪtrɪɪdz)

son of Pelops, father of Agamemnon and Menelaeus.

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