Definition of Thyestes in English:

Thyestes

Line breaks: Thy|es¦tes
Pronunciation: /θʌɪˈɛstiːz
 
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Greek Mythology
The brother of Atreus and father of Aegisthus.

Derivatives

Thyestean

Pronunciation: /-ˈɛstɪən/
adjective
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  • To that end she arranges a Thyestean feast for ex-hubby Kenneth and his new wife Laura.
  • Even among the peasantry, we read of Thyestean banquets and mutual assassination on the widest scale.
  • Aeschylus confines his attention to Atreus’ crime against his brother (the Thyestean banquet) and what followed from it.

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