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 (ā′tro͞os′, ā′trē-əs)
n. Greek Mythology
A king of Mycenae, brother of Thyestes and father of Agamemnon and Menelaus.


(ˈeɪtrɪˌuːs; ˈeɪtrɪəs)
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Mycenae, son of Pelops, father of Agamemnon and Menelaus, and member of the family known as the Atreids (ˈeɪtrɪɪdz)


(ˈeɪ tri əs, ˈeɪ tryus)

a legendary king of Mycenae, the father of Agamemnon and Menelaus.
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Noun1.Atreus - (Greek mythology) the king of Mycenae and father of Agamemnon and of Menelaus
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The theater ensemble of the Tegel prison gives a performance based on works by Aischylos, Heiner Muller, Samuel Beckett, Jean-Paul Sartre, but also tailor-written texts and folk songs that chronicle the bloody history of the Atrides dynasty.
et la boucherie dans le palais des Atrides etait le sang dans ma propre maison" (381).
Francis the first king for virtue and of his name taking pleasure at hearing Atrides Agamemnon speak in his language, and by you [Salel], the warriors of Priam, his ancestor, making their arms clash with a French murmur.