Aerope (sky-face) In Greek mythology, wife of Atreus; daughter of Catreus of Crete. She was given by her father to Nauplius to be sold abroad. She married Atreus and bore him Agamemnon and Menelaus, and possibly Anaxibia and Pleisthenes. Aerope was thrown into the sea by Atreus for her adultery with his brother Thyestes.
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