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or Cly·taem·nes·ra

[klahy-tuh m-nes-truh]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. the daughter of Tyndareus and Leda, the wife of Agamemnon, and the mother of Orestes, Electra, and Iphigenia. She killed Agamemnon and was herself killed, along with her lover, Aegisthus, by Orestes.
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Historical Examples of clytemnestra

  • Clytemnestra has announced to the chorus the capture of Troy.

    Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Aegisthus lifts the pall, and beholds the body of Clytemnestra!

  • Iphigenia (Iphigeni′a) was a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra.

  • Morshead is bearable in Clytemnestra's description the beacons.


    Ezra Pound

  • The self-sufficingness of Clytemnestra is the main point in her portrait.

British Dictionary definitions for clytemnestra



  1. Greek myth the wife of Agamemnon, whom she killed on his return from the Trojan War
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