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Atreus

[ ey-tree-uhs, ey-tryoos ]
/ ˈeɪ tri əs, ˈeɪ tryus /
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noun Classical Mythology.

the father of Plisthenes, Agamemnon, Menelaus, and Anaxibia upon whose house Thyestes pronounced a curse.

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Atreus
/ (ˈeɪtrɪˌuːs, ˈeɪtrɪəs) /

noun

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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