© 2015 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

CHECK OUT SHMOOP'S FREE STUDY TOOLS:

Essay Lab | Math Shack | Videos

Menelaus

Menelaus

 Table of Contents
Home Mythology Menelaus Police Reports Atreus vs. Thyestes

CHECK OUT SHMOOP'S FREE STUDY TOOLS:

Essay Lab | Math Shack | Videos

Case File: Atreus vs. Thyestes

Police Reports

Case Description: Complainant (Atreus) accuses Defendant (Thyestes) of adultery and theft. Atreus accused his brother, Thyestes, of sleeping with his wife, Aerope, and stealing his sheep with golden wool.

Case Status: Case closed. Atreus took his own grisly revenge by inviting Thyestes to his house and feeding him a tasty meal... of his own children.

Addendum: Many say that Atreus’ grisly verdict put a curse on his descendants, like Menelaus and Agamemnon, which is why their lives turned out to be so messed up.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement