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1

What does King Pelops do?

curses his family

2

Who are Pelops wife and children

Hippodamia - Atreus, Thyestes, and bastard son Chrysippus

3

Who did Hippodamia hate? What happened to that person?

bastard son Chrysippus - killed by Atreus and Thyestes fir mother

4

What does Pelops do?

curses them and banishes them to Mycenae

5

What are they suppose to do in Mycenae?

take over and establish themselves as kings/rulers

6

Who are Atreus' two sons?

Agamemnon and Menelaus

7

What does Thyestes do?

seduces Atreus' wife Aerobe and has a daughter named Pelopia and two sons

8

What does Atreus do in response to Thyestes?

- sends Pelopia away to grow up elsewhere
- keeps sons as hostage

9

Years later what does Atreus do? How does Thyestes react?

throws reconciliation banquet for Thyestes - serves Thyestes the flesh of his two sons - Thyestes flees Mycenae devastated

10

What does oracle say about Thyestes?

if he fathers a son by Pelopia (his daughter) that son will avenge him

11

What does Thyestes do in response to oracle?

many years later and disguised Thyestes rapes his daughter Pelopia

12

How does Pelopia respond to Thyestes?

steals his sword, conceive son Aegisthus

13

Who does Atreus find?

Pelopia - do not recognize each other

14

Who is born from Pelopia?

Aegisthus - Thyestes son but raised as Atreus' son

15

What does Pelopia give Aegisthus?

the sword of Thyestes

16

What happens to Thyestes?

sons of Atreus - Agamemnon and Menelaus - capture Thyestes and bring him to Mycenae

17

What does Atreus order Aegisthus to do?

kill Thyestes

18

What does Thyestes do?

recognizes the sword and thus Aegisthus as his son - tells him he needs to see his mother

19

What does Pelopia and Thyestes do?

kills herself with sword - Thyestes sends Aegisthus to kill Atreus

20

What does Aegisthus do?

shows bloody sword to Atreus and then kills Atreus as he is thanking the gods

21

What happens to Atreus' sons?

Agamemnon and Menelaus flee to Sparta