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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A king of Mycenae, brother of Thyestes and father of Agamemnon and Menelaus.

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  • noun (Greek mythology) the king of Mycenae and father of Agamemnon and of Menelaus

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  • Atreus is laid in the period of the great Civil War, America's

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  • Agamemnon’s father was also called Atreus, so perhaps the men were kin.

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  • In other words the eighteenth - and early nineteenth-century Singhs of Jodhpur make the House of Atreus look like Little Women.

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  • It's about the Dominican version of the cursed House of Atreus.

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  • Following this project (which ran for over five years, and was invited to leading theaters and festivals around the world, including the London International Festival of Theater, the Berlin Theater Der Welt, the Adelaide Festival in Australia, the Hamburg Sommer Theater Festival, and the Wiener Festwochen in Vienna), Yerushalmi created Mythos (2002), an adaptation of nine Greek tragedies about the House of Atreus that deals with the theme of personal and national revenge.

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  • On the roof of the house of the sons of Atreus, resting on my arms, in the manner of a dog.

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  • Atreus – Atreus, king of Mycene, was the son of Pelops and the father of Agamemnon and Menelaus. more info

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  • Since I haven't filmed anything much since last fall, it was exciting to get out the red velvet gloves the sign of the guilt of the House of Atreus and so forth for the shoot tomorrow, but it's a lot to haul around on a bike.

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  • A setting of Hugo von Hofmannstahl's relentlessly grim adaptation of Sophocles 'tragedy of betrayal and revenge in the house of Atreus, "Elektra" scored an immediate success at its premiere and has been a fixture in the international repertory ever since.

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  • Greek dramatists rooted in the houses of Cadmus and Atreus; contemporary novelists can find predecessors among Émile Zola's "Rougon-Macquarts," Thomas Mann's "Buddenbrooks," or William Faulkner's "Snopeses."

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