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(179) Klytaemnestra

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Discovered 1877 Nov. 11 by J. C. Watson at Ann Arbor.

Named after the daughter of Tyndareus, king of Sparta, by Leda {see planet  (38)}. She became the wife of Agamemnon {see planet  (911)} and the mother of Orestes, Electra, Iphigenia and Chrysothemis {see, respectively, planets  (130),  (112),  (637)}. When Agamemnon went to Trojan War, Clytemnestra became the paramour of Aegisthus. When Agamemnon returned from Trojan War, Aegisthus and Clytemnestra murdered him. Orestes later killed the murderers of his father. (Z 65)

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