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Aegisthus

[ee-jis-thuh s] /iˈdʒɪs θəs/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
a cousin of Agamemnon who seduced Clytemnestra, Agamemnon's wife, and was later killed by Orestes.
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Aegisthus

/iːˈdʒɪsθəs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a cousin to and the murderer of Agamemnon, whose wife Clytemnestra he had seduced. He usurped the kingship of Mycenae until Orestes, Agamemnon's son, returned home and killed him
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