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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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Traxerat Aeacides spumantibus Hectora bigis, Hostili fuerat jugulata Polyxena busto, Rex Thracum insontis Polydori sanguine terram Polluerat, dederat letho Pyrrhusque Polytem, Deiphobum Atrides, Paridem Telamonius heros.
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!
et la boucherie dans le palais des Atrides etait le sang dans ma propre maison" (381).
14; Aeneas (as Trojan) Odes 4.6.23; Odes 4.7.15; Anchises, father of Aeneas Odes 4.15.11; Carmen Saeculare 50; Agamemnon Odes 4.9.25; Andromeda & Perseus Odes 3.29.17; the Atrides (Agamemnon & Menelaus) Odes 1.10.13; Odes 2.13.7; Ulixes, Ulysses Odes 1.6.7; Epod 16.60; 17.16; Bellerophon Odes 3.7.15; Odes 3.12.8; Odes 4.11.28.
Ronsard, in his "Epitafe de Hugues Salel," echoes the connection: 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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"Gender, Empire and Body Politic as Mise en Scene: Mnouchkine's Les Atrides." Theater Journal 46 (1994): 1-30.