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Thyestes Line breaks: Thy|es¦tes
Pronunciation: /θʌɪˈɛstiːz/
Greek Mythology

Definition of Thyestes in English:



Pronunciation: /θʌɪˈɛstɪən/
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with Thyestes

Orestes, testes

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