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Erigone

[ih-rig-uh-nee]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a daughter of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus who hanged herself when Orestes was acquitted of the murder of her parents.
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Historical Examples

  • Do you shrug your shoulders at that, son of the pious Erigone?

    Arachne, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • Erigone was gone in the night, and Fabia went to her chamber.

    A Friend of Caesar

    William Stearns Davis

  • The legs of Erigone are only moderately long, and they walk easily, like the small Drassidæ.

  • Erigone, guided by her faithful dog Maera, found his grave, and hanged herself on the tree.

  • Dionysus sent a plague on the land, and all the maidens of Athens, in a fit of madness, hanged themselves like Erigone.