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[ey-tree-uh s, ey-tryoos]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. the father of Plisthenes, Agamemnon, Menelaus, and Anaxibia upon whose house Thyestes pronounced a curse.
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  1. Greek myth a king of Mycenae, son of Pelops, father of Agamemnon and Menelaus, and member of the family known as the Atreids (ˈeɪtrɪɪdz)
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son of Pelops, father of Agamemnon and Menelaeus.

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