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Clytemnestra

Clytemnestra (klī´təmnĕs´trə), in Greek mythology, the daughter of Leda and Tyndareus. Homer described her as the noble-minded wife of Agamemnon, persuaded to infidelity by the tyrant Aegisthus. However, the Greek tragedians, most specifically Aeschylus, depicted her as remorseless and vengeful. She was the mother by Agamemnon of Orestes, Electra, and Iphigenia. She conspired with Aegisthus to murder Agamemnon on his return from the Trojan War, giving various justifications, most notably the sacrifice of Iphigenia by Agamemnon at the onset of the war. Orestes, who had been living in exile, returned and revenged the death of his father by killing his mother and Aegisthus.

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Clytemnestra

Clytemnestra in Greek mythology, the wife of Agamemnon. She conspired with her lover Aegisthus to murder Agamemnon on his return from the Trojan War, and was murdered in retribution by her son Orestes and her daughter Electra.

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Clytemnestra

Clytemnestra In Greek legend, the unfaithful wife of Agamemnon, King of Mycenae, and mother of his son Orestes. On Agamemnon's return from Troy he was murdered by Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus.

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