Definition of Aegisthus
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LNS
Aegisthus, Aegisthī
Aegisthus
Αἴγισθος
noun (m., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. the son of Thyestes, who murdered Atreus and Agamemnon, with whose wife
  2. Clytaemnestra, he lived in incest, and was finally slain by Orestes
Abbreviations
Aegisthus, i, m., = Αἴγισθος, the son of Thyestes, who murdered Atreus and Agamemnon, with whose wife, Clytaemnestra, he lived in incest, and was finally slain by Orestes, Cic. N. D. 3, 38; Ov. R. Am. 161.

— Hence, Pompey called Caesar Aegisthus, on account of his adulterous connection with Mucia, Suet. Caes. 50.
 
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