Atreus

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A·treus

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

Atreus

(ˈeɪtrɪˌuːs; ˈeɪtrɪəs)
n
(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)

A•tre•us

(ˈeɪ tri əs, ˈeɪ tryus)

n.
a legendary king of Mycenae, the father of Agamemnon and Menelaus.
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Fain would I sing the great Atrides praise Or the loud strain to Cadmus' glory raise Great is the music of the sweet timed lyre Love[']s power alone can animate & fire
Nous pensons que Platon a pu s'inspirer de ce passage de l'Odyssee, encourage par des ecrivains qui ont aborde le contentieux des Atrides (42) et d'Ulysse avec Ajax; parmi ceux-ci se distinguent deux poetes que Platon connait bien, comme le prouvent leurs citations par le philosophe: l'un, Pindare avec, nous l'avons deja dit, les Septieme et Huitieme Nemeennes (43), le second, Sophocle avec deux de ses tragedies, Ajax et Philoctete.
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.
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Then the mosquito turns to the remaining Greeks, singling out Agamemnon: 'Hic et Tantalae generamen prolis Atrides | adsidet, Argivum lumen, quo flamma regente | Doris Ericthonias prostravit funditus arces'.
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