The end of Aegisthus himself is contrived with Sophoclean art.
Aegisthus got this tutor out of the way and persuaded her to sin.
Clytemnestra (Cly′temnes′tra), wife of Agamemnon, slew her husband and married Aegisthus.
The Queen finds Electra ranging abroad as usual in the absence of Aegisthus.
Another Phocian prince, named Phanoteus, was a friend of Aegisthus.
No sooner had her husband gone to the wars than she set up Aegisthus in his place, as if there were no other king of Argos.
And he shows Aegisthus tyrannical, who killed Agamemnon and lorded over Mycenae.
But Aegisthus was still uneasy at the thought that the Prince Orestes might return some day to avenge his father.
They have stolen into the palace unobserved, and together they slay Aegisthus.
Deeply she deplores her misdeed, but for this very reason has completely surrendered herself to the unworthy Aegisthus.