Aegisthus

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(Greek mythology) the seducer of Clytemnestra and murderer of Agamemnon who usurped the throne of Mycenae until Agamemnon's son Orestes returned home and killed him

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Moreover, some analogies can be found in Les Mouches between Aigisthos, King of Argos and Marshal Petain, through whom the idea of guilt (repentir)--the meacidpa--is put forward: by reproaching them for not having intervened when their King Agamemnoon was being killed by himself and Klytaemnestra, Aigisthos makes the citizens of Argos to be weighed down with a strong feeling of guilt (les remords).
When he murders his mother and Aigisthos, he is only taking away from the citizens of Argos the body which cultivates the feeling of guilt.
15-37 narrates the murderous events of the Oresteia twice, in ring composition, but identifying each participant by name only once: 15-22 Pylades, Orestes, father (= Agamemnon), Klytaimestra, Kassandra, Agamemnon's soul, but then 31-37 son of Atreus (= Agamemnon), the prophetic maiden (= Kassandra), the young boy (= Orestes), Strophios (father of Pylades), mother (= Klytaimestra), Aigisthos.
For he had meditated on Aigisthos, dead by the hand of Agamemnon's son, Orestes, and spoke his thought aloud before them all .
Zeus goes on to recount the story of Aigisthos and Orestes, which Athena takes as an opportunity to introduce Odysseus's plight into the conversation.