- the brother of Atreus who unknowingly ate the flesh of his own sons when served to him by Atreus.
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You have heard what happened in the quarrel of Atreus and Thyestes?Statesman
The tragical distractions of Tereus and Thyestes are nonsense to us.The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. II (of 2)
Crowne too was a poet, as is evident from Thyestes, in spite of repulsiveness and rant.Thomas Otway
His wife Arope was seduced by Thyestes, who was driven from Mycenae.
The "Thyestes" of Varius was regarded in its day as equal to Greek tragedies.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I
- Greek myth son of Pelops and brother of Atreus, with whose wife he committed adultery. In revenge, Atreus killed Thyestes' sons and served them to their father at a banquet