Aegisthus

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  • He would have sold his soul to find another AEgisthus. Cited from The Note-Books of Samuel Butler, Samuel Butler #14
  • From a friend I bring News good for thee and for Aegisthus too. Cited from Specimens of Greek Tragedy, by Goldwin Smith
  • The play ends here, before the death of Aegisthus is announced.
  • Electra has been treated as a servant girl since her mother and Aegisthus killed her father.
  • Aegisthus here answers a question from the President who asked what do you make a sign to the gods.
  • Say, is Aegisthus near while thus you speak? Cited from Sophocles: The Seven Plays in English Verse, by Lewis Campbell
  • Aegisthus called for Pelopia, who told him how the weapon had got to her.
  • AEgisthus was her secret husband in her palace. Cited from The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I, by Euripides
  • Orestes naturally takes her to mean that her husband is one of Aegisthus' friends. Cited from The Electra of Euripides, by Euripides
  • And now for the first time appears the adulterer Aegisthus, who has planned the whole behind the scenes. Cited from English Prose, Ed. by Frederick William Roe and George Roy Elliott
  • However, when Aegisthus was first born, he was abandoned by his mother, ashamed of the origin of her son.
  • But his wife had hatred for him, and in his own hall she and AEgisthus had him slain. Cited from The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy, by Padriac Colum
  • On his return, he was killed either by Clytemnestra or by his cousin Aegisthus.
  • AEGISTHUS I will follow to chastise thee in my coming days of sway. Cited from Story of Orestes, by Richard G. Moulton
  • AEGISTHUS Ah, well I know how exiles feed on hopes of their return! Cited from Story of Orestes, by Richard G. Moulton
  • However, when Aegisthus was first born, he was abandoned by his mother who was ashamed of her incestuous act.
  • Thou hast surely heard, Aegisthus is from home, And she, our mother, is within. Cited from Sophocles: The Seven Plays in English Verse, by Lewis Campbell
  • AEgisthus has married Electra to a young farmer, who cultivates his own land. Cited from Gryll Grange, by Thomas Love Peacock
  • Aegisthus got this tutor out of the way and persuaded her to sin. Cited from Works Volume 3: Essays and Miscellanies, Plutarch
  • But now I saw Aegisthus, close at hand As here I journeyed. Cited from The Electra of Euripides, by Euripides
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Meaning of Aegisthus

  • noun (greek mythology) the seducer of clytemnestra and murderer of agamemnon who usurped the throne of mycenae until agamemnon's son orestes returned home and killed him