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Headword: *klutaimnh/stra
Adler number: kappa,1846
Translated headword: Klytaimnestra, Clytemnestra
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.
Greek Original:
*klutaimnh/stra: o)/noma ku/rion.
That of one of the most formidable women in Greek mythology, epic and tragedy: sister of Helen "of Troy" and (delta 1209) the Dioscuri; wife -- and murderer -- of Agamemnon (alpha 140); herself killed by their son Orestes (omicron 537, omicron 538). See generally OCD(4) s.v. Clytemnestra.
The name is actually better-attested as Klytaimestra/Clytemestra.
Keywords: definition; epic; gender and sexuality; mythology; tragedy; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 October 2003@10:24:43.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 19 October 2003@11:51:04.
David Whitehead (x-refs; cosmetics) on 20 October 2003@10:15:43.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2014@07:15:38.


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