Talk:Thyestes

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"Only as he entered adulthood did Thyestes reveal the truth to Aegisthus, that he was both father and uncle to the boy." By my calculations Thyestes is both father and grandfather to the boy... am I right? Mat334 20:09, 22 Oct 2004 (UTC)


I don't think this is true, he's the boy's father and the boy's uncle -> uncle because Thyestes is Atreus's brother. (?) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.111.139.102 (talk) 20:41, 21 October 2008

I disagree. Thyestes is both father and grandfather to Aegisthus, because he slept with his own daughter, Pelopia. Both Atreus and Thyestes commit crimes worthy of their wicked grandfathers, Tantalus father of Pelops, and Oinomaios, father of Hippodamia. Atreus kills his brother's children and serves them in a meal to Thyestes - this is reminiscent of Tantalus's attempt to kill his son Pelops (the father of Atreus and Thyestes). Thyestes rapes Pelopia, as Oinomaios repeatedly raped Hippodamia. (UTC)