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  Clytemnestra: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
While Agamemnon was away, Clytemnestra weakened her resolve and began a torrid love affair with Aegisthus ((Greek mythology) seducer of Clytemnestra and murderer of Agamemnon who usurped the throne of Mycenae until Agamemnon's son Orestes returned home and killed him), her husband's kinsman (daughter with Aegisthus: Erigone (additional info and facts about Erigone)).
Clytemnestra's wrath at the sacrifice of their daughter Iphigeneia (additional info and facts about Iphigeneia), and her jealousy of Cassandra, are said to have been the motives of her crime.
The murder of Agamemnon was avenged by his son Orestes ((Greek mythology) the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; his sister Electra persuaded him to avenge Agamemnon's death by killing Clytemnestra and Aegisthus).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/cl/clytemnestra.htm   (351 words)

  
 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Clytemnestra @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Clytemnestra @ HighBeam Research
CLYTEMNESTRA [Clytemnestra], in Greek mythology, the daughter of Leda and Tyndareus.
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