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Aigisthos

The murder of Aigisthos by Orestes. Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase, late archaic period. Vienna, Kunsthistorisches MuseumA hero, son of Thyestes. At Argos he seduces Agamemnon's wife, Klytaimnestra, and together they murder him on his return from Troy. Aigisthos is in turn killed by Agamemnon's son Orestes.

Above: The murder of Aigisthos by Orestes. Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase, late archaic period. Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum © Kunsthistorisches Museum

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