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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a son of Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. He became ruler of Mycenae after the death of his parents.
  2. a descendant of Hercules who conquered Corinth.
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Examples from the Web for aletes

Historical Examples of aletes

  • Aletes was slain by Orestes, and 176 Electra became the wife of Pylades.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2


  • So Helymus does, so Aletes ripe of years, so the boy Ascanius, and the rest of the people follow.

  • Then the old man Aletes said: “Surely, Troy hath not altogether perished, having yet such hearts as yours.”

    Stories from Virgil

    Alfred J. Church