noun Classical Mythology.
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Resurrected by the gods, Pelops has a son whom he names Atreus, and Atreus repeats the family curse.
Atreus was the father of Agamemnon, according to Homer; other writers call him Agamemnon's grandfather.
Let the son of Atreus think better of it: I acquit Helen of criminality; she made use of the opportunity given by an easy husband.
Say, is it to behold the violence of Agamemnon, Atreus's son?Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)|John Addington Symonds
I will wager you a tripod or cauldron, and Agamemnon son of Atreus shall decide whose horses are first.
You devour your people, for you are king over a feeble folk; otherwise, son of Atreus, henceforward you would insult no man.